Juhor ad-Dik

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Juhor ad-Dik
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic جحر الديك
 • Also spelled Juhar ad-Deek (official)
Juhor ad-Dik is located in the Palestinian territories
Juhor ad-Dik
Juhor ad-Dik
Location of Juhor ad-Dik within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°27′13.94″N 34°25′43.05″E / 31.4538722°N 34.4286250°E / 31.4538722; 34.4286250Coordinates: 31°27′13.94″N 34°25′43.05″E / 31.4538722°N 34.4286250°E / 31.4538722; 34.4286250
Governorate Gaza
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 3,200

Juhor ad-Dik (Arabic: جحر الديك‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the Gaza Governorate, south of Gaza City, in the central Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the village had a population of 3,200 inhabitants in 2006.[1] In the 1997 census by the PCBS, Palestinian refugees made up 72.3% of the population which at the time was 2,275.[2]

Thirteen residents, including at least two children were killed and 18 others wounded, some seriously, when Israeli tanks fired on a mosque and two houses at the village on April 16, 2008.[3] During Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip in 2008-09, Israeli troops and Palestinian militiamen battled frequently in Juhor ad-Dik.[4]