Marah Rabah

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Marah Rabah
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Marah Rabah is located in the Palestinian territories
Marah Rabah
Marah Rabah
Location of Marah Rabah within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°38′06.26″N 35°11′19.32″E / 31.6350722°N 35.1887000°E / 31.6350722; 35.1887000Coordinates: 31°38′06.26″N 35°11′19.32″E / 31.6350722°N 35.1887000°E / 31.6350722; 35.1887000
Governorate Bethlehem
Government
 • Type Municipality
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 1,320

Marah Rabah (Arabic: ‎) is a Palestinian village located twelve kilometers south of Bethlehem. The village is in the Bethlehem Governorate central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 1,320 in 2007.[1] The primary healthcare is obtained in Tuqu', where the Ministry of Health denotes the healthcare facilities as level 2.[2]

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In the 1931 census the population of Marah Rabah was counted together with Beit Fajjar, Marah Ma'alla and Umm Salamuna. The total population was 1043, all Muslims, in 258 houses.[3]

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