Rama, Jenin

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Rama, Jenin
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabicالرامه
Rama, Jenin is located in the Palestinian territories
Rama, Jenin
Rama, Jenin
Location of Rama, Jenin within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°21′13″N 35°10′12″E / 32.35361°N 35.17000°E / 32.35361; 35.17000Coordinates: 32°21′13″N 35°10′12″E / 32.35361°N 35.17000°E / 32.35361; 35.17000
Palestine grid166/195
StateState of Palestine
GovernorateJenin
Government
 • TypeVillage council
Name meaningEr Râmeh, the height[1]

Rama (Arabic: الرامه‎) is a Palestinian village in the Jenin Governorate.

History[edit]

Rama is an ancient village, situated on a hill in the plain. Ceramics from the Byzantine era have been found here.[2]

Ottoman era[edit]

Rama, like all of Palestine, was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517, and in the 1596 tax registers, it was located in the nahiya of Jabal Sami in the liwa of Nablus. Raba was listed as an entirely Muslim village with a population of 17 families. The inhabitants paid a fixed tax rate of 33,3% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, and goats and/or beehives, a press for olive oil or grape syrup, in addition to occasional revenues and a tax on people from the Nablus area, a total of 5,774 akçe.[3]

In 1838 er-Rameh was noted as a village in the esh-Sharawiyeh esh-Shurkiyeh (the Eastern) district, north of Nablus.[4]

In 1870 Victor Guérin found the village to have 120 inhabitants. He further noted ancient cisterns.[5]

In 1882 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) noted Er Rameh as "A conspicuous village on a hilly knoll above the small plain, with a high central house. It is of moderate size, with olives below. The sides of the hill are steep."[6]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Rameh had a population of 149, all Muslim,[7] increasing in the 1931 census to 186, still all Muslim, in 39 houses.[8]

In the 1945 statistics the population of Er Rama was 280 Muslims[9] while the total land area was 4,768 dunams, according to an official land and population survey.[10] Of this, 244 dunams were allocated for plantations and irrigable land, 1,487 for cereals,[11] while 6 dunams were classified as built-up areas.[12]

Jordanian era[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Rama came under Jordanian rule.

The Jordanian census of 1961 found 376 inhabitants.[13]

post-1967[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, Rama has been under Israeli occupation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 189
  2. ^ Dauphin, 1998, p. 758
  3. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 126
  4. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol. 3, 2nd Appendix, p. 129
  5. ^ Guerin, 1875, pp. 215-216
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, pp. 154-155
  7. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Jenin, p. 29
  8. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 70
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 55
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 99
  12. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 149
  13. ^ Government of Jordan, Department of Statistics, 1964, p. 25

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