Nazlat 'Isa

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Nazlat 'Isa
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic نزلة عيسى
Nazlat 'Isa is located in the Palestinian territories
Nazlat 'Isa
Nazlat 'Isa
Location of Nazlat 'Isa within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°24′58″N 35°03′20″E / 32.41611°N 35.05556°E / 32.41611; 35.05556Coordinates: 32°24′58″N 35°03′20″E / 32.41611°N 35.05556°E / 32.41611; 35.05556
Palestine grid 155/202
Governorate Tulkarm
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,502
Name meaning Nuzlet el Masfy: The place of alighting of the side road[1]

Nazlat 'Isa (Arabic: نزلة عيسى‎) is a Palestinian village in the Tulkarm Governorate in the western West Bank, located 17 kilometers North of Tulkarm.

History[edit]

Ceramics from the Byzantine era have been found here, as has cisterns and tombs.[2]

In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described the village, then named Nuzlet el Masfy as: "A small village on the low hills, with wells."[3]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Nazlet Esa had a population of 203 Muslims,[4] increasing in the 1931 census to 261 Muslims, living in 62 houses.[5]

In 1945 the population of Nazlat Isa was 380 Muslims,[6] with 2,030 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[7] Of this, 684 dunams were for plantations and irrigable land, 750 were used for cereals,[8] while 12 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[9]

Jordanian era[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Nazlat 'Isa came under Jordanian rule.

In 1961, the population of Nazlet 'Ise was 627.[10]

Post 1967[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, Nazlat 'Isa has been under Israeli occupation.

In 2003, during the Second Intifada, over 60 shops were destroyed by Israeli civil administration bulldozers. The Israeli civil administration claimed that the shops were demolished because they were built without a permit. Palestinians consider Israeli military curfews and property destruction to constitute collective punishment against innocent Palestinians.[11]

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Nazlat 'Isa had a population of approximately 2,502 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[12] 8.7% of the population of Nazlat 'Isa were refugees in 1997.[13] The healthcare facilities for Nazlat 'Isa are designated as MOH level 2.[14]

Raferences[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 152
  2. ^ Dauphin, 1998, p. 755
  3. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, p. 47
  4. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tulkarm, p. 27
  5. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 56
  6. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 21
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 76
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 127
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 177
  10. ^ Government of Jordan, 1964, p. 27
  11. ^ "Israelis flatten West Bank shops". BBC News. 21 January 2003. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  12. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Tulkarm Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  13. ^ Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  14. ^ Health care Facilities Tulkarm Governorate

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