Talfit

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This article is about the village in the Nablus Governorate. For the village in the Jenin Governorate, see Telfit.
Talfit
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic تلفيت
Talfit is located in the Palestinian territories
Talfit
Talfit
Location of Talfit within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°05′19″N 35°17′29″E / 32.08861°N 35.29139°E / 32.08861; 35.29139Coordinates: 32°05′19″N 35°17′29″E / 32.08861°N 35.29139°E / 32.08861; 35.29139
Palestine grid 177/165
Governorate Nablus
Government
 • Type Village council
 • Head of Municipality Raed Ershed
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 2,824

Talfit (Arabic: تلفيت‎)[1] is a Palestinian village in the Nablus Governorate in the northern West Bank, located 21 kilometers southeast of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) census, it had a population of 2,824 in 2007.[2]

History[edit]

Potsherds from the IA II, Persian, Byzantine/Ayyubid, Mamluk and early Ottoman period have been found.[3] Röhricht suggested identifying Talfit with Tarphin, mentioned in a Crusader text from 1154,[4] but a later author (Abel) preferred to locate it at Kh. Tarfein to the north of Bir Zeit.[5] According to Finkelstein, Kh. Tarfein better fits the archaeological finds.[3]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1596, Talfit appeared in Ottoman tax registers as a village in the Nahiya of Jabal Qubal in the Liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 12 Muslim households and paid taxes on wheat, barley, summercrops, olives, and goats or beehives.[6]

The Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine noted in 1882 that the place resembled Kabalan, described as a village of moderate size, on high ground, surrounded by olive-trees. Talfit was supplied with water from a well called Ain Telfit.[7]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Talfit had a population of 352, all Muslims,[8] increasing in the 1931 census to 464, still all Muslim, in 116 occupied houses.[9]

In 1945 Telfit had a population of 610, all Arabs, with 6,258 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[10] Of this, 3,309 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 1,228 used for cereals,[11] while 49 dunams were built-up land.[12]

1948-1967[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Talfit came under Jordanian rule.

1967-present[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, Talfit has been under Israeli occupation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881 p. 245
  2. ^ 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p. 110.
  3. ^ a b Finkelstein et al, 1997, p. 655
  4. ^ Röhricht, 1887, p. 213
  5. ^ Abel, 1928:52, cited in Finkelstein et al, 1997, p. 655
  6. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 133
  7. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 288
  8. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Nablus, p. 25
  9. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 65
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 61
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 108
  12. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 158

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