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Zif (Arabic: زيف) is a Palestinian village located 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) south of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Zif had a population of 848 in 2007. The primary health care facilities in the village itself are designated by the Ministry of Health as level 1 and at nearby Yatta as level 3.
Zif had a Jewish population until at least the 4th century, but it became Christian during the Byzantine period.
Zif has been under Israeli occupation since 1967.
In September 2002, a bomb filled with screws and nails, planted by Jewish settlers, exploded in the village's school, wounding five children. A second bomb was found by the school's principal and was detonated by Israeli bomb experts.
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- Zif Village | قرية زيف on Facebook
- Zif Village (Fact Sheet)
- Zif Village Profile
- Zif aerial photo
- The priorities and needs for development in Zif village based on the community and local authorities’ assessment
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