Deir Ghazaleh

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Deir Ghazaleh
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic دير غزالة
 • Also spelled Deir Ghazala (official)
Dayr Ghazzalah (unofficial)
The village
The village
Deir Ghazaleh is located in the Palestinian territories
Deir Ghazaleh
Deir Ghazaleh
Location of Deir Ghazaleh within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°29′46.89″N 35°21′01.88″E / 32.4963583°N 35.3505222°E / 32.4963583; 35.3505222Coordinates: 32°29′46.89″N 35°21′01.88″E / 32.4963583°N 35.3505222°E / 32.4963583; 35.3505222
Governorate Jenin
 • Type Local Development Committee
 • Jurisdiction 6,588 dunams (6.6 km2 or 2.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 850
Name meaning "Monastery of the gazelle"

Deir Ghazaleh (Arabic: دير غزالة‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, located nine kilometers northeast of Jenin in the Jenin Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Deir Ghazaleh had a population of over 850 inhabitants in mid-year 2006,[1] mostly Muslims with a large Christian minority.

Water sources[edit]

The main source of water is the large groundwater aquifer underlying the West Bank.[2] A well on the outskirts of the village, called the Abu ´Ahed well, supplies water to the village and surrounding communities.[3]

Education and culture[edit]

A library was established in Deir Ghazaleh under the auspices of the Program for the Social Empowerment of Rural Women.[4] The Deir Ghazaleh Women’s club, established in 1997, offers training course and workshops for local women.[5]



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