Ein Naqquba

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Ein Naqquba
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Ein Naqquba is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Ein Naqquba
Ein Naqquba
Coordinates: 31°47′36.06″N 35°7′6.2″E / 31.7933500°N 35.118389°E / 31.7933500; 35.118389Coordinates: 31°47′36.06″N 35°7′6.2″E / 31.7933500°N 35.118389°E / 31.7933500; 35.118389
Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Jerusalem corridor
Founded 1962
Founded by Former residents of Bayt Naqquba

Ein Naqquba (Arabic: عين نقوبا‎, Hebrew: עֵין נַקוּבָּא) is an Arab village in central Israel. Located west of Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2007, it had a population of 2,000.

The village was established in 1962 by refugees from the village of Bayt Naqquba, which had been depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and whose lands had become Beit Nekofa. It was part of Ein Rafa until 1976, when it was recognised as a separate village.