Deir Rafat

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This article is about the monastery. For the depopulated Palestinian Arab village located 2 km east, see Dayr Rafat.
Deir Rafat
דיר ראפאת
دير رفات
Deir Rafat is located in Israel
Deir Rafat
Deir Rafat
Coordinates: 31°46′33.53″N 34°56′46.75″E / 31.7759806°N 34.9463194°E / 31.7759806; 34.9463194Coordinates: 31°46′33.53″N 34°56′46.75″E / 31.7759806°N 34.9463194°E / 31.7759806; 34.9463194
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Founded 1927
Founded by Luigi Barlassina
Population (2011) 66

Deir Rafat (Arabic: دير رفات‎, Hebrew: דיר ראפאת‎) is a Catholic monastery and former Palestinian Arab village in central Israel, 26 kilometers west of Jerusalem. Located to the northwest of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2011, it had a population of 66.[1]

The monastery was established in 1927 by the Latin patriarch Luigi Barlassina.



  1. ^ Population by settlement Central Bureau of Statistics


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