Shufa Village Council
|• Type||Village council|
|Name meaning||"a harrow", or "polishing"|
Shufa (Arabic: شوفه) is a Palestinian village in the Tulkarm Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located 6 kilometers South-east of Tulkarm. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Shufa had a population of approximately 1,253 inhabitants in mid-year 2006. 5.4% of the population of Shufa were refugees in 1997. The healthcare facilities for Shufa are at Kafr al-Labad or Saffarin where the facilities are designated as MOH level 2.
Shufa, like all of Palestine was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517. In the 1596 tax registers, it was named Sufa, part of the nahiya ("subdistrict") of Jabal Sami, part of the larger Sanjak of Nablus. It had a population of 8 households, all Muslims. The inhabitants paid a fixed tax rate of 33,3% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues and a press for olive oil or grape syrup, and a fixed tax for people of Nablus area; a total of 3,202 akçe.
In 1838, it was noted as a village, Shaufeh in the Wady esh-Sha'ir district, west of Nablus.
In 1882 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described Shufeh as: "A small stone village, in a strong position on a ridge, with steep slopes north and south. It is supplied by a well in the village, and has a few olives below it. A good view is obtained from it over the plain, and the country north and south, as well as to the range north of Sebustieh."
British Mandate era
In the 1945 statistics the population of Shufa was 370 Muslims, with 11,690 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 4,315 dunams were used for cereals, while 6 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
In 1961, the population was 503.
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