Jerusalem Villages

Jerusalem Villages

Introduction

– The City of Jerusalem has more than 50 villages spread from north to south.

– Like all the landmarks in Jerusalem, the occupation tries to eradicate their Islamic and Arab characters, and Judaize them.

-Yet, their names, and residents, remain as a striking proof that they belong to the people of Jerusalem.

The Northern Villages in Jerusalem

– Beit Hanina:
It is one of the biggest villages in Jerusalem. Its area is 16284 dunums. Al-Quds University is in it.
– Qalandiya:
Its area is 3940 dunums. It has the advantage of containing the remnants of roofed buildings, and ponds, mihrabs, and burial sites carved in stone.
– Biddo:
Its area is 5392 dunums. Kirbat Najim is in it. It contains
ancient rubble and ruins.
– Kafr ‘Aqab:
Its area is 5472 dunums. In 1985, bir Y’aqoub Settlements were established in it.
– Al-Jderah:
“Al-Jderah” means “the sheepfold”. Its area is 2044 dunums.

– Ar-Ram: In the Roman era, it was known as “Ar-Rama”, which
means “high”. Its area is 5598 dunums.
–  Sho’fat: it contains Sho’fat Refugee Camp. Its area is 5215 dunums.

The Southern Villages in Jerusalem

– Silwan:
The closest village to Jerusalem’s walls. Its area is 5421
dunums.
– Ein Karim:
It contains graves carved in stone, and mosaic. It measures 15029 dunums.

The Eastern Villages in Jerusalem

– Abu Dees:
It measures 30000 dunums. It contains Saladin Mosque, which was built on the place where An-Nasir Saladin encamped, slept, and sat on.
– At-Tour:
Its area is 8808. It’s said that it was named after the mount it’s on.
– Sour Baher:
Its area is 9471 dunums.
The Crusaders called it “Sirbil”.
– Al-‘Eezariyya:
Its area is11179 dunums.
It has many religious sites, Islamic and Christian.
– Al-‘Eesawiyya:
It measures 10417 dunums.
It has tanks carved in stone, and burial sites that contain boxes of bones dating back to Herod’s era.
– Hazma:
Its area is 10438 dunums, and its 6 km away from the City
of Jerusalem.
– Al-Khan Al-Ahmar: Its area is 16380 dunums. Al-Khan Al-Ahmar was known as “Mar Aftimuis”, after the saint that established the place.
– ‘Anata:
Its area is 30728 dunums.
It’s one of the Canaanite Arabvillages that were found around Yabous.

The Western Villages in Jerusalem:

– Ashou’:
Its area is 5522 dunums.
It’s famous for its olives, grapes,and grains crops
– Beit Exa:
Ash-Sheikh Tamim Mosque is in it, and it’s the onlymosque there
–  ‘Artouf:
Its area is 403 dunums.
It contains foundations, burial sites, olive presses, and carved stones. Also, the area around it has a lot of Khirab (pl.), like Khirbet Ash-Sheikh Ibrahim
– Deir Al-Hawa:
Its area is 5907 dunums.
It’s famous for its Olives, figs, almond, and pomme fruit.
It depends on rainwater in its agriculture.
– Qalounya:
Its area is 4844 dunums.
The village’s north side is bounded by Khirbet Beit Mizzeh.
It has caves carved in stone; next to them is Khirbet Beit Talma.
It has some ruins and rubble.
– Souba: It measures 4103 dunums, and has the remnants of a
Crusade castle
– ‘Esleen:
Its area is 2159 dunums.
It has olives, grapes, and pomegranate trees
–  Al-Qbeba:
It measures 3184 dunums.
It’s famous for the remnants of a church.
Its surrounded by Khirab
– Lifta:
It measures 8743 dunums, and is 2 km away from the City of
Jerusalem
– Al-Malha:
Its area is 6827 dunums.
It has a tower in ruins, in addition to caves and burial sites
– Sar’ah:
It measures 4967 dunums.
It’s famous for its olives and fruit
– Beit Nabala:
Its area is 2692 dunums.
In the village, there are water springs.
Because of the bulk water, its people are interested in the cultivation of vegetables
–  Beit ‘Anan:
Its area is 10500 dunums. In the village, there is a water spring that the people of the village depend on to drink
– Beit Ejza:
Its area is 2550 dunums.
It was named after the act of collecting the tribute (money), or “Jizya”, since this money was collected in it.
–  Al-Breij:
It measures 19080 dunums.
It’s famous for cultivating grains and olives
–  Kisla:
Its area is 8004 dunums.
It’s 16 km far from the City of Jerusalem.
– Al-Qastal:
Its area is 1446 dunums.
It’s 10 km far from the City of Jerusalem
– Ismallah:
It measures 567 dunums .
– An-Nabi Samuel:
Its area is 2150 dunums.
It’s 8 km far from the City of Jerusalem.
– Al-Qabu:
It measures 3806.
In the village, there are remnants of a church, a pond, and an ancient canal.
–  ‘Aqqour:
It measures 5522 dunums, and is 20 km far from the City of Jerusalem.
– Beit Safafa:
Its area is 3314 dunums.
Its site is considered archeological.
In the village, there are a two-story building (Al-Burj), and an ice shaver.
– Sifla:
Its area is 2061, and is 24 km far from the City of Jerusalem.
– Khirbet Al-Loaz:
It measures 4158 dunums, and is famous for cultivating olives.
– Al-Joura:
Its area is 4502.
It was established on a southern cliff of one of Jerusalem’s mountain.
It views As-Sarrar valley, and is famous for cultivating grapes and almond. Its site is archeological.
– Beit Daqqo:
Its area is 3593 dunums.
It was inhabited in the 19 the century, by people from Hauran, Om Al-Walad village.
– Beit Mahseer:
It measures 16268 dunums.
It’s surrounded by great forests that add up to its beauty and nice climate.
The village is famous for cultivating wheat, barley, and rain-fed vegetables .
–  Deir Ash-Sheikh:
Its area is 6781 dunums.
It’s famous for cultivating olives.
The village is one of the stations of the railroad.
–  Deir Amr:
It measures 3072 dunums.
It’s famous for cultivating olives and grapes.
In the village, an agricultural school was built, for the children of Palestine’s martyrs.
–  Deir Rafat:
Its area is 13242 dunums.
It’s famous for cultivating olives.
The people of the village are mixed from all the surrounding villages.
– Deir Aban:
It measures 22748 dunums.
Next to the village are some archeological Khirab.
– Batteer:
Its area is 8028 dunums.
It’s one of the most ancient inhabited villages in Palestine.
–  Deir Yaseen:
Its area is 2857 dunums.
After the massacre carried out by the terrorist Irgun and the Lehi paramilitary organizations, who were led by Menahém Bégin, the Zionist paramilitary organizations killed more than 250 children, women, and old men.
–  Staf:
It measures 3775 dunums.
The village is famous for cultivating pomme fruits and stone fruits. In the village, there are 3 water springs.
Because of that, the occupation created parks in the village, after they took over it.

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