|an Nabi Elyas|
|• Arabic||خربة النبي الياس|
|• Also spelled||Nabi Ilyas (official)
Kherbit an-Nabi al-Yas (unofficial)
|• Type||Village council|
|Name meaning||The prophet Elias|
Nabi Ilyas (Arabic: خربة النبي الياس; Hebrew: נבי אליאס) is a Palestinian village in the Qalqilya Governorate in the western West Bank, located two kilometers east of Qalqilya. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, an Nabi Ilyas had a population of approximately 1,214 inhabitants in mid-year 2006. 25.6% of the population of an Nabi Ilyas were refugees in 1997.
Although security concerns during a Palestinian uprising that began in 2000 kept Israeli shoppers away for years, with attacks by militants on Israelis now rare in the West Bank, Israeli consumers are venturing back to an area once known as a bargain-hunter's paradise. Nabi Elyas is profiting from an influx of Jewish shoppers drawn by cheap prices and still kept out of the main Palestinian cities by Israeli security regulations. Groceries, furniture and even dental treatment are on offer in Nabi Elyas, which is packed with cars from Israel, especially during weekends.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 188
- Projected Mid -Year Population for Qalqilya Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
- Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
- Health care Facilities West Bank[permanent dead link]
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, p. 210
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 20
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 74
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 124
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 174
- Mohammed Assadi (April 26, 2009). "Palestinian village welcomes Israeli shoppers". Reuters.
- Palestinian village profits from influx of Israeli shoppers Haaretz
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