Wadi al-Arayis

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Wadi al-Arayis
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Wadi al-Arayis is located in the Palestinian territories
Wadi al-Arayis
Wadi al-Arayis
Location of Wadi al-Arayis within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°42′45″N 35°16′23″E / 31.71250°N 35.27306°E / 31.71250; 35.27306Coordinates: 31°42′45″N 35°16′23″E / 31.71250°N 35.27306°E / 31.71250; 35.27306
Governorate Bethlehem
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,169

Wadi al-Arayis is a Palestinian village located ten kilometers east of Bethlehem.The village is in the Bethlehem Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 2,169 in mid-year 2006.[1] The primary healthcare is obtained in al 'Ubeidiya where the Ministry of Heath have classified the care facilities as level 3.[2]


In 1961, under Jordanian rule, the population of Wadi Arayis was 357.[3]

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, the town has been under Israeli occupation. The population in the 1967 census conducted by the Israeli authorities was 501.[4]