Deir Abu Da'if

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Deir Abu Da'if
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic دير ابو ضعيف
Deir Abu Da'if is located in the Palestinian territories
Deir Abu Da'if
Deir Abu Da'if
Location of Deir Abu Da'if within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°27′21″N 35°21′57″E / 32.45583°N 35.36583°E / 32.45583; 35.36583Coordinates: 32°27′21″N 35°21′57″E / 32.45583°N 35.36583°E / 32.45583; 35.36583
Palestine grid 184/206
Governorate Jenin
Government
 • Type Municipality
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 5,293
Name meaning The convent of Abu Daif, p. n.=father of the weak, or lean one[1]

Deir Abu Da'if (Arabic: دير ابو ضعيف‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 6 km east of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 5,293 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[2]

History[edit]

In 1838, it was noted by Edward Robinson during his travels in the area.[3]

In 1882 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described it: "A small village near the edge of the hills, on rising ground. The water supply is from cisterns. Olive- gardens exist on the north. The houses are of mud and stone."[4]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, the village had a population of 441; 434 Muslims and 7 Christians,[5] where the Christians were all Orthodox,[6] increasing in the 1931 census to 598; 593 Muslims and 5 Christians, with 136 houses.[7]

In 1944/5 the population was 850, all Muslims,[8] with a total of 12,906 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[9] Of this, 1,919 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 4,836 dunams were for cereals,[10] while 30 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[11]

Jordanian era[edit]

After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Deir Abu Da'if came under Jordanian rule.

Post-1967[edit]

Deir Abu Da'if has been under Israeli occupation along with the rest of the West Bank after the 1967 Six-Day War.

Deir Abu Da'if municipality is inhibited by three main families; Yaseen, Mahameed, Al-Aliyat who are originally came from the city of Al-Khalil Hebron about 500 years ago.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 160
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jenin Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Archived September 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, p. 157
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 83
  5. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Jenin, p. 29
  6. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XV, p. 47
  7. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 67
  8. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 54
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 98
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 148

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