al-Judeira

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al-Juderia
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic جديره
al-Judeira in the front of the picture.
al-Judeira in the front of the picture.
al-Juderia is located in the Palestinian territories
al-Juderia
al-Juderia
Location of al-Juderia within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°51′30″N 35°11′52″E / 31.85833°N 35.19778°E / 31.85833; 35.19778Coordinates: 31°51′30″N 35°11′52″E / 31.85833°N 35.19778°E / 31.85833; 35.19778
Palestine grid 168/140
Governorate Jerusalem
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,121
Name meaning The sheep-fold[1]

al-Juderia (Arabic: جديره‎‎) is a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate in the central West Bank.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,121 in 2006.[2]

The barrier in northern Jerusalem, which confines al-Juderia to an enclave under Israeli control.

Location[edit]

Al Judea is located north-east of Al Jib, north of Bir Nabala and south west of Kalandia.

History[edit]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1863 Guérin described it as a small village, with a mosque consecrated to a Sheikh Yassin.[3] An Ottoman village list from about 1870 found that the village had a population of 40, in a total of 13 houses, though the population count included men, only. It was also noted that it was located east of Al Jib.[4]

In 1883, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as "a small village on a slope, surrounded by figs and olives, and with rock-cut tombs to the north."[5]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ijdireh had a population of 122, all Muslims,[6] increasing in the 1931 census to 139 Muslim inhabitants, in 31 inhabited houses.[7]

In 1945 Judeira had a population of 190 Muslims,[8] with 2,044 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[9] Of this, 353 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 1,314 used for cereals,[10] while 7 dunams were built-up land.[11]

1948-1967[edit]

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

Post-1967[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, al-Judeira has been under Israeli occupation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 296
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jerusalem Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ Guérin, 1868, p. 392
  4. ^ Socin, 1879, p. 153
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1883, SWP III, pp. 9 10
  6. ^ Barron, 1923, Table VII, Sub-district of Jerusalem, p. 15
  7. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 40
  8. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 25
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 57
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 103
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 153

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