Ammuriya, Nablus

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This article is about the village in the West Bank. For the town in Jordan, see Ammuriya, Jordan.
'Ammuriya
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic ﺔﻴﻭﺭﻤﻋ
 • Also spelled 'Amuria (official)
'Amuriya (unofficial)
'Ammuriya is located in the Palestinian territories
'Ammuriya
'Ammuriya
Location of 'Ammuriya within the Palestinian Territories
Coordinates: 32°4′1″N 35°12′53″E / 32.06694°N 35.21472°E / 32.06694; 35.21472Coordinates: 32°4′1″N 35°12′53″E / 32.06694°N 35.21472°E / 32.06694; 35.21472
Palestine grid 169/163
Governorate Nablus
Government
 • Type Local Development Committee
 • Head of Municipality Sulaiman Hakawati[1]
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 302

'Ammuriya (Arabic: ﺔﻴﻭﺭﻤﻋ‎‎, also spelled 'Amuria)[2] is a Palestinian village in the Nablus Governorate in the northern West Bank, located south of Nablus. Nearby localities include Iskaka to the north, al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya to the east, Abwein to the south, 'Arura and Mazari an-Nubani to the southwest and Salfit to the northwest. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) census, 'Ammuriya had a population of 302 in 2007. There were 48 households and five business establishments in the village.[3]

History[edit]

Pottery sherds from Iron Age II, Hellenistic/Roman, Crusader/Ayyubid and Mamluk eras have been found here.[4]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1596, it appeared in Ottoman tax registers as "′Ammuriya", a village in the nahiya of Jabal Qubal in the liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 7 households and 1 bachelor, all Muslim. The villagers paid taxes on wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, goats and beehives, and a press for olive oils or grapes; a total of 0,000 akçe.[5]

In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described it as "A small village on high ground".[6]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, the population was 69, all Muslim,[7][1] while at the time of the 1931 census, Ammuriya had 19 occupied houses and a population of 85, all Muslim.[8] In 1945 the population was 120, all Muslims,[9] with 3111 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[10] Of this, 1753 dunams were used for cereals,[11] while 6 dunams were built-up land.[12]

Israel (post-1967)[edit]

In 1967 the village came under Israeli occupation after the Six-Day War, and the same year the population was found to be 130.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ammuriya Profile. Jerusalem Media and Communications Center (JMCC). 2007-02-09.
  2. ^ From Amorites, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 225
  3. ^ 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p. 110.
  4. ^ Finkelstein and Lederman, 1997, p. 484
  5. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 136.
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 283
  7. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Nablus, p. 25
  8. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 59
  9. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 18
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 59
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 105
  12. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 155
  13. ^ 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. 

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