Jurat ash-Sham'a

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Jurat ash-Sham'a
Other transcription(s)
 • Also spelled Jourah al-Sham'a (official)
Jurat ash-Sham'a is located in the Palestinian territories
Jurat ash-Sham'a
Jurat ash-Sham'a
Location of Jurat ash-Sham'a within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°38′57.03″N 35°10′06.54″E / 31.6491750°N 35.1684833°E / 31.6491750; 35.1684833Coordinates: 31°38′57.03″N 35°10′06.54″E / 31.6491750°N 35.1684833°E / 31.6491750; 35.1684833
Governorate Bethlehem
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 1,491

Jurat ash-Sham'a (Arabic: ‎‎) is a Palestinian village located ten kilometers south of Bethlehem. The village is in the Bethlehem Governorate in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,491 in 2007.[1] The primary healthcare is obtained in Beit Fajjar where the Ministry of Heath have classified the care facilities as level 3.[2]

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, the town has been under Israeli occupation. The population in the 1967 census conducted by the Israeli authorities was 263.[3]

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