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′44.72″N 35°16′22.62″E / 31.7124222°N 35.2729500°E / 31.7124222; 35.2729500Coordinates: 31°42′44.72″N 35°16′22.62″E / 31.7124222°N 35.2729500°E / 31.7124222; 35.2729500
Governorate Bethlehem
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,169

Wadi al-Arayis (Arabic: ‎‎) 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]

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.[3]


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