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Al-Arroub (camp)

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al-Arroub Camp
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic مخيّم العروبة
 • Also spelled al-'Arrub (official)
al-Aroub (unofficial)
al-Arroub Camp is located in the Palestinian territories
al-Arroub Camp
al-Arroub Camp
Location of al-Arroub Camp within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°37′23.18″N 35°08′12.19″E / 31.6231056°N 35.1367194°E / 31.6231056; 35.1367194Coordinates: 31°37′23.18″N 35°08′12.19″E / 31.6231056°N 35.1367194°E / 31.6231056; 35.1367194
Governorate Hebron
 • Type Refugee Camp (from 1950)
 • Jurisdiction 350 dunams (0.4 km2 or 0.2 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Jurisdiction 10,487

al-Arroub (Arabic: مخيّم العروب‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp located in the southern West Bank along the Hebron-Jerusalem road in the Hebron Governorate. al-Arroub is 15 kilometers south of Bethlehem, with a total land area of 350 dunums.

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, the camp has been under Israeli occupation. The population in the 1967 census conducted by the Israeli authorities was 3,647.[1]

According to the UNRWA, in 2005, it had a population of 9,859 registered refugees.[2] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the camp's population is 10,487 in 2016.[3]

In 2002, two schools were built in the camp: the Arroup Secondary School for boys, and another school for girls.[2]

Al-Arroub before 1948, supplying water to Jerusalem

Arroup Secondary School

Arroup Secondary School is a boys' secondary school in the Al-Arroub refugee camp in Hebron Governorate. A school was rented in the Arroup refugee camp lands, on the top of a mountain to remark the first secondary school for boys in the camp. This school is basically a floor rented house, because suppliers didn't have the funds to build a new school for students.


  1. ^ Perlmann, Joel (November 2011 – February 2012). "The 1967 Census of the West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Digitized Version" (PDF). Levy Economics Institute. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Arroub Refugee Camp United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
  3. ^ 'Localities in Hebron Governorate by Type of Locality and Population Estimates, 2007-2016 ,' Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 2016.

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