|Founded by||Barhom family|
Ein Rafa (Arabic: عين رافا or عين رافه; Hebrew: עין ראפה) is an Israeli Arab village ten kilometers west of Jerusalem, Israel. Located on the other side of Route 1 to Abu Ghosh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,138.
Ein Rafa was founded in the 1940s when the Barhom family moved from the nearby village of Suba into the valley. It expanded after 1948 when several other families left Suba and settled there. Most of the residents of the village are descended from the Barhom family. In 2007, there was controversy when one home built without a permit was demolished in the village.
Education and culture
In a co-existence project in Ein Rafa, children and teachers from the local school meet with Jewish children for joint activities in which they share food and games and become more trusting of one another.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press 2004, p436
- Family Affair Haaretz, 22 November 2007
- The ripple effect The Guardian, 6 April 2004
- Media related to Ein Rafa at Wikimedia Commons