Beitunia

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Beitunia
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic بيتونيا
 • Also spelled Beituniya (official)
Beatonia (unofficial)
View of the city from the west
View of the city from the west
Official logo of Beitunia
Municipal Seal of Beitunia
Beitunia is located in the Palestinian territories
Beitunia
Beitunia
Location of Beitunia within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°53′20.24″N 35°10′03.12″E / 31.8889556°N 35.1675333°E / 31.8889556; 35.1675333Coordinates: 31°53′20.24″N 35°10′03.12″E / 31.8889556°N 35.1675333°E / 31.8889556; 35.1675333
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Arafat Khalaf
Area
 • Jurisdiction 26,174 dunams (26.2 km2 or 10.1 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 19,761
Website www.beitunia.ps

Beitunia (Arabic: بيتونيا‎) also Bitunya is a Palestinian town located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) west of Ramallah and 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) north of Jerusalem. The town is in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 19,761 in 2007,[1] making it the third largest locality in its governorate after al-Bireh and Ramallah.

Separation Barrier[edit]

Beitunia's land area consists of 2, 617.4 hectares (26,174 dunams) of which 336.2 hectares is built-up area. The Israeli West Bank barrier separates the urban area from 66% of the town's lands, however most of the cut-off territory (Seam Zone) is made-up of forest and open spaces making it prime agricultural and grazing land.[2]

Hussein Mahmoud 'Awad 'Alian (17 years old) was killed by IDF gunfire on 16 April 2004 during demonstrations against the barrier.[3]

Salah El-Dein Mosque[edit]

Salah El-Dein Mosque is located to the west of the city, it was established in 2002. It is named related to the old Arabic leader Salah Al-Dein Al-Ayoubi. It is considered one of the main mosques in the area. It consists of 3 floors, its capacity is for approximately 500 persons.

Salah Dein Mosque is located in Beitunia

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