|• Arabic||كفر عبّوش|
|• Type||Village council|
|Name meaning||The village of Abbush|
Kafr 'Abbush (Arabic: كفر عبّوش) is a Palestinian town in the Tulkarm Governorate in the northwestern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Kafr 'Abbush had a population of approximately 1,488 inhabitants in mid-year 2006. 24.8% of the population of Kafr 'Abbush were refugees in 1997. The healthcare facilities for Kafr 'Abbush are based in Kafr 'Abbush, where the facilities are designated as MOH level 2.
Kafr Abbush was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 with all of Palestine, and in 1596 it appeared under the name of Abbus in the tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Bani Sa'b of the Liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 19 Muslim households. The villagers paid a fixed tax rate of 33,3% on various agricultural products, such as wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, goats and/or beehives, in addition to "occasional revenues" and a press for olive oil or grape syrup; a total of 4,974 akçe.
In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described Kafr Abbush as: "a stone village of moderate size, on steep round hill, with a few olives. It is supplied by cisterns. The ground is very rugged near it."
British Mandate era
In 1945 the population of Kafr Abbush was 480 Muslims, with 4,923 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 952 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 1,047 were used for cereals, while 11 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 183
- Projected Mid -Year Population for Tulkarm Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
- Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
- Health care Facilities Tulkarm Governorate
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- Mills, 1932, p.53
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 21
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 75
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