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'Azza

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′Azza
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic مخيم بيت جبرين
 • Also spelled Beit Jibrin Camp (unofficial)
Al 'Azza entrance
Al 'Azza entrance
′Azza is located in the Palestinian territories
′Azza
′Azza
Location of ′Azza within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°42′54.78″N 35°12′07.61″E / 31.7152167°N 35.2021139°E / 31.7152167; 35.2021139Coordinates: 31°42′54.78″N 35°12′07.61″E / 31.7152167°N 35.2021139°E / 31.7152167; 35.2021139
Governorate Bethlehem
Founded 1950
Government
 • Type Refugee Camp (from 1950)
Area
 • Jurisdiction 20 dunams (0.2 km2 or 0.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,750

′Azza, (Arabic: مخيم العزة‎‎; also spelled ′Azzeh, ′Azzah or Alazzeh) also known as Beit Jibrin Camp (Arabic: مخيم بيت جبرين‎‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Bethlehem Governorate located within the city of Bethlehem. It is the smallest of the 59 refugee camps in the West Bank and the other Arab countries. It was established in 1950 on an area of 20 dunams and receives services from UNRWA workers based in nearby Aida camp, but inside the camp there are no medical or educational services, so it was fused with the Aida camp to receive services.

The camp is named after a prominent Arab family from the depopulated village of Beit Jibrin west of the Hebron Hills in present-day Israel. The UNRWA recorded a population of 2,025 in 2005,[1] while the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics projected a population of 1,750 in 2006,[2] with UNRWA reporting a population of approximately 1,337 in 2016.[3]

It has been under the control of the Palestinian National Authority since 1995.[1]

Prominent members of the Azzeh family include Bashar Azzeh, PhD, a Palestinian entrepreneur and independent political activist.

References

  1. ^ a b "Beit Jibrin Refugee Camp". United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. 31 March 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-06-23. 
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Bethlehem Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ "Beit Jibrin Camp". United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-06-25. 

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