Haris, Salfit

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 • Arabic حارس
Haris is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Haris within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°06′51″N 35°08′28″E / 32.11417°N 35.14111°E / 32.11417; 35.14111Coordinates: 32°06′51″N 35°08′28″E / 32.11417°N 35.14111°E / 32.11417; 35.14111
Palestine grid 163/169
Governorate Salfit
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 3,063

Haris (Arabic: حارس‎‎) is a Palestinian town located in the Salfit Governorate in the northern West Bank, 24 kilometers Southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, it had a population of 3,427 approximately in mid-year 2007.[1]


In a census conducted in 1922 by the British Mandate authorities, Haris (called: Hares) had a population of 285, all Muslims.[2]

Loss of land[edit]

Haris has been directly affected by the construction of the wall on the West Bank and the settlements surrounding Ariel and the Barqan (or Barkan) Industrial Zone. ARIJ, a Palestinian research institute lists the losses as follows:

Israeli Settlements bordering Haris village and land loss
Settlement Date of establishment Pop 2007 Area/Dunums Area confiscated from the village
Barqan 1981 1,300 649 304
Revava 1991 827 399 78
Barqan Industrial Zone 1981 -- 1,417 1,417
Qiryat Netafim 1982 438 386 188
Ariel West Park Industrial NA -- 1,728 1,110
Total 2,565 4,579 3,097
Source: ARIJ 2008[3]

In late October 2014, Israel confiscated a further 20 dunams (5 acres) of land, near the Israeli settlement of Barkan.[4]



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