Illar, Tulkarm

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'Illar
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عِلار
'Illar is located in the Palestinian territories
'Illar
'Illar
Location of 'Illar within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°22′13″N 35°06′27″E / 32.37028°N 35.10750°E / 32.37028; 35.10750Coordinates: 32°22′13″N 35°06′27″E / 32.37028°N 35.10750°E / 32.37028; 35.10750
Palestine grid 160/197
Governorate Tulkarm
Government
 • Type Municipality
Population (2007[1])
 • Jurisdiction 6,190
Name meaning from personal name[2]

'Illar (Arabic: عِلار‎‎) is a Palestinian town in the Tulkarm Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located 20 kilometers Northeast of Tulkarm. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 'Illar had a population of approximately 6,190 inhabitants in 2007.[1] 6.6% of the population of 'Illar were refugees in 1997.[3] The healthcare facilities for the surrounding villages are based in 'Illar, the facilities are designated as MOH level 2.[4]

History[edit]

In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described it as "a small village on the side of a hill, with olives and wells."[5]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Allar had a population of 835, all Muslims,[6] increasing in the 1931 census to 1047 Muslims, in 268 houses.[7]

In 1945 the population of Illar was 1,450, all Muslims,[8] with 13,981 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[9] 4,432 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 5,431 used for cereals,[10] while 33 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[11]

1948-1967[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Illar came under Jordanian rule.

Post-1967[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, Illar has been under Israeli occupation.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2010-06-16.  Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 182
  3. ^ Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  4. ^ Health care Facilities Tulkarm Governorate
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, p. 154
  6. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tulkarm, p. 27
  7. ^ Mills, 1932, p.55
  8. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 20
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 75
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 125
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 175

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