|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 across Route 1 from Abu Ghosh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 865.
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.
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- Village website (Arabic)