Kafr 'Aqab ( Arabic: ; كفر عقب Hebrew: כפר עקב) is the northernmost Palestinian Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. It is located within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem and two kilometers from Ramallah. [1 ]
According to the
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2006, Kafr 'Aqab had a population of 10,411. Primary health care for Kafr 'Aqab is obtained in [2 ] Al-Ram. [3 ] [ In 2007, Kfar 'Aqab was described as a middle class suburb. ] citation needed [4 ]
While Kafr 'Aqab was annexed with the rest of East Jerusalem by
Israel and falls under its full jurisdiction, it is separated from Jerusalem by the Israeli West Bank barrier.
Since the erection of the separation fence, Kafr 'Aqab has undergone a building boom.
The al-Faruq mosque in Kafr 'Aqab offers weekly classes in the Islamic teachings of
Hizb ut-Tahrir. [6 ]
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Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1883). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology 3. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. (pp. 10 -11 )
Hadawi, Sami (1970). . Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center. Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine
Hütteroth, Wolf-Dieter; Abdulfattah, Kamal (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. ISBN 3-920405-41-2. (p. 118)
Mills, E., ed. (1932). . Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas
Palmer, E. H. (1881). . The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. (p. 297)
Robinson, Edward; Smith, Eli (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838 2. Boston: Crocker & Brewster. (p. 315 )
Röhricht, Reinhold (1893). (in Latin). Berlin: Libraria Academica Wageriana. (RRH) Regesta regni Hierosolymitani (MXCVII-MCCXCI) (Röhricht, 1893, RRH, pp. 16-17, No 74)
de Roziére, ed. (1849). (in Latin and French). Paris: Imprimerie nationale. Cartulaire de l'église du Saint Sépulchre de Jérusalem: publié d'après les manuscrits du Vatican (p. 30: Cafareab, p. 262: Keffreca. Cited in Röhricht, 1893, RRH, pp. 16-17, No 74)
Socin, A. (1879). "Alphabetisches Verzeichniss von Ortschaften des Paschalik Jerusalem". Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 2: 135–163. (p. 156 )
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