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 • Arabic خربة الطيبه
at-Tayba is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of at-Tayba within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°30′55″N 35°11′21″E / 32.51528°N 35.18917°E / 32.51528; 35.18917Coordinates: 32°30′55″N 35°11′21″E / 32.51528°N 35.18917°E / 32.51528; 35.18917
Palestine grid 167/213
Governorate Jenin
 • Type Municipality
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,386
Name meaning The goodly[1]

at-Tayba (Arabic: خربة الطيبه‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 18 km Northwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,386 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[2]


Ceramics from the Persian,[3] late Roman,[3] Byzantine,[3][4] early Muslim and the Middle Ages have been found here.[3]

Ottoman era[edit]

At-Tayba was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 with all of Palestine, and by the 1596 tax register it was part of nahiya (subdistrict) of Sara under the liwa' (district) of Lajjun, with a population of 6 Muslim households. The villagers paid a fixed tax rate of 25% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, beehives and/or goats, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 3,500 akçe.[5]

In 1882 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine found here "a modern ruined village with springs."[6]


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 154
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jenin Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ a b c d Zertal, 2016, pp. 122-123
  4. ^ Dauphin, 1998, pp. 743-4
  5. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 160
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 68


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