Qila, Hebron

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Qila is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Qila within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°36′58.66″N 35°00′10.96″E / 31.6162944°N 35.0030444°E / 31.6162944; 35.0030444Coordinates: 31°36′58.66″N 35°00′10.96″E / 31.6162944°N 35.0030444°E / 31.6162944; 35.0030444
Governorate Hebron
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 918

Qila (Arabic: قيلة‎‎) is a Palestinian village located eleven kilometers north-west of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 918 in mid-year 2006.[1] The primary health care facilities for the village are at Qila designated by the Ministry of Health as level 1 and at Beit Ula, Kharas or Nuba where the healthcare is at level 2.[2]

Many scholars identify Qila with the biblical Keilah, mentioned in 1 Samuel.[3]


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