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Kafr Zibad was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 with all of Palestine, and in 1596 it appeared under the that name in the tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Bani Sa'b of the Liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 50 households, all Muslims. 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 10,280 akçe.
In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine noted at Kafr Zibad: "A village of moderate size on a small plateau, overhanging the valley on the north of it. It is of stone. A steep ascent, with a cistern on the north, on the south a fig-garden, and beyond this a few olives, where the tents of the Survey party were pitched. Near them was a rock-cut tomb. The water supply is from cisterns."
British Mandate era
In 1945 the population of Kafr Zibad was 1,590 Muslims, with 7,085 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 2,266 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 1,434 were used for cereals, while 22 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
19% of the population of Kafr Zibad were refugees in 1991. The healthcare and education facilities for the surrounding villages are based in Kafr Zibad, Kafr Zibad secondary school one of the best school in the region. There is historical mosque from Khalifa Omar Ibn Alkhattab period, further more there are police center and Sport club. The facilities are designated as MOH level 2.
Kafr Zibad had a population of approximately 1,306 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.
- Projected Mid -Year Population for Tulkarm Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
- Palmer, 1881, pp. 184, 51
- Dauphin, 1998, p. 772
- Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 140
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, p. 165
- Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tulkarm, p. 27
- Mills, 1932, p.58
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 21
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 75
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 126
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 176
- Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
- Health care Facilities Tulkarm Governorate
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