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Jenin
Jenin
(/dʒəˈniːn/; Arabic:  جنين (help·info)‎ Ǧinīn) is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank. It serves as the administrative center of the Jenin Governorate
Jenin Governorate
and is a major center for the surrounding towns.[citation needed] In 2007 the city had a population of 39,004.[1] Jenin
Jenin
is under the administration of the Palestinian Authority.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History

2.1 Mamluk era 2.2 Ottoman era 2.3 British Mandate period 2.4 1948 War 2.5 Jordanian control 2.6 Contemporary period

3 Geography 4 Government 5 Demographics 6 Public institutions and landmarks 7 Education and culture 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Etymology Jenin
Jenin
was known in ancient times as the village of "Ein-Jenin" or "Tel Jenin".[3] Tell Jenin, is located at the center of what is today Jenin's business district.[4] History Jenin
Jenin
has been identified as the place Gina mentioned in the Amarna letters from the 14th century BCE.[5] Four terracotta lamps of Phoenician origin dated to the 8th century BCE were discovered in Ain Jenin
Jenin
by archaeologist G. I. Harding, and are interpreted as attesting to some form of contact and exchange between the residents of Jenin
Jenin
at that time and those of Phoenicia.[6] During the Roman era, Jenin
Jenin
was called "Ginae," and was settled exclusively by Samaritans (Heb. כותים). The people of Galilee were disposed to pass through their city during the annual pilgrimages to Jerusalem.[7] Ceramics dating from the Byzantine era have been found here.[8] Mamluk era Dimashki, writing around year 1300, said that after the rise of "Turk power", the empire was divided into nine (sub-) "Kingdoms", or Mamlakat. Jenin
Jenin
was listed as one of the places belonging to the (sub-) Kingdom centred at Safad.[9] Yaqut described Jenin
Jenin
as "a small and beautiful town, lying between Nabulus
Nabulus
and Baisan, in the Jordan
Jordan
Province. There is much water, and many springs are found here, and often have I visited it."[10] In the late 13th century, Mamluk emirs stationed at Jenin
Jenin
were ordered by Qalawun, the sultan, "to ride every day with their troops before the fortress of 'Akka, so as to protect the coast and the merchants."[11] Ottoman era

Painting of Jenin
Jenin
by David Roberts, 1839

Street scene in Jenin, 1917. An Ottoman Army soldier (center left) with a local resident (center right)

During Ottoman rule in Palestine (1517-1918), Jenin, Lajjun
Lajjun
and the Carmel area, were for part of the 17th century ruled by the Bedouin Turabay family.[12] In the census of 1596, Jenin
Jenin
was located in the nahiya of Jenin, in the liwa of Lajjun. It had a population of 8 households, all Muslim. They paid a fixed tax rate of 25 % on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 2,000 akçe. All of the revenue went to a Waqf
Waqf
in the name of Sultan Guri.[13] In the mid-18th century, Jenin
Jenin
was designated the administrative capital of the combined districts of Lajjun
Lajjun
and Ajlun.[14] There are indications that the area comprising Jenin
Jenin
and Nablus
Nablus
remained functionally autonomous under Ottoman rule and that the empire struggled to collect taxes there. During the Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt which extended into Syria
Syria
and Palestine in 1799, a local official from Jenin
Jenin
wrote a poem enumerating and calling upon local Arab leaders to resist Bonaparte, without mentioning the Sultan
Sultan
or the need to protect the Ottoman Empire.[15] In the late 19th century, some members of the Jarrar family, who formed part of the mallakin (elite land-owning families) in Jenin, cooperated with merchants in Haifa
Haifa
to set up an export enterprise there.[16] During the Ottoman era, Jenin
Jenin
was plagued by local warfare between members of the same clan.[17] The French explorer Guérin visited in 1870.[18] In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described Jenin
Jenin
as "The capital of the district, the seat of a Caimacam, a town of about 3,000 inhabitants, with a small bazaar. The houses are well built of stone. There are two families of Roman Catholics; the remainder are Moslems. A spring rises east of the town and is conducted to a large masonry reservoir, near the west side, of good squared stonework, with a long stone trough. This reservoir was built by 'And el Hady, Mudir of Acre, in the first half of the century [..], north of the town is the little mosque of 'Ezz ed Din, with a good- sized dome and a minaret."[19] British Mandate period

Buildings in Jenin
Jenin
dynamited by British forces, 1938

According to a census conducted in 1922 by the British Mandate authorities, Jenin
Jenin
had a population of 2,637, consisting of 2,307 Muslims, 7 Jews, 108 Christians, 212 Hindus and 3 Sikhs.[20] From 1936, Jenin
Jenin
became a center of rebellion against the British Mandatory authorities. By the summer of 1938, residents of the city embarked on "an intensified campaign of murder, intimidation and sabotage" that caused the British administration "grave concern," according to a British report to the League of Nations.[21] The city played an important role in the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine, prompted by the death of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam
in a fire-fight with British colonial police at the nearby town of Ya'bad
Ya'bad
months prior to the start of the revolt. On 25 August 1938, the day after the British Assistant District Commissioner was assassinated in his Jenin
Jenin
office, a large British force with explosives entered the town. After ordering the inhabitants to leave, about one quarter of the town was blown up.[22] Jenin
Jenin
was used by Fawzi al-Qawuqji's Arab Liberation Army
Arab Liberation Army
as a base. 1948 War In the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the city was defended by the Iraqi Army, then captured briefly by the forces from Israel's Carmeli Brigade during the "Ten Days' fighting" following the cancellation of the first cease-fire. Prior to the battle, the city's residents fled temporarily.[23] The offensive was actually a feint designed to draw Arab forces away from the critical Siege of Jerusalem, and gains in that sector were quickly abandoned when Arab reinforcements arrived. Jordanian control The Jenin
Jenin
refugee camp was founded in 1953 by Jordan
Jordan
to house displaced Palestinians who fled or were expelled during the 1948 War. For 19 years, the city was under Jordanian control. A war cemetery for Iraqi soldiers and local combatants is located on the outskirts of Jenin. The Jordanian census of 1961 found 14,402 inhabitants in Jenin.[24] Contemporary period

A street in Jenin, 2011

In 1967, on the first day of the Six-Day War, Jenin
Jenin
was occupied by the Israel
Israel
Defense Forces. In 1996, Israel
Israel
handed over control of the city to the Palestinian National Authority in keeping with the Oslo Accords. Known to Palestinians as "the martyrs' capital", the camp's militants, some 200 armed men, included members of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Tanzim, Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
(PIJ) and Hamas.[25][26] By Israel's count, at least 28 suicide bombers were dispatched from the Jenin
Jenin
camp from 2000–2003 during the Second Intifada.[25] Israeli army weekly Bamahane attributes at least 31 militant attacks, totaling 124 victims, to Jenin
Jenin
during the same period, more than any other city in the West Bank.[27] During the al-Aqsa Intifada, Israel
Israel
launched Operation Defensive Shield with the stated aim of dismantling terrorist infrastructure so as to curb suicide bombings and other militant activities. The army encircled and entered six major Palestinian population centers in the West Bank, among them Jenin. During the Battle of Jenin
Battle of Jenin
in April 2002, 23 Israeli soldiers and 52 Palestinians, including civilians[28][29] , were killed.[30] Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
reported that the refugee camp, which was the major battleground, suffered extensive damage. Witnesses stated unarmed people were shot and denied medical treatment, as a result died. Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
have regarded many killings to be unlawful such as the death of a 57-year-old wheelchair bound man who was shot and run over by a tank despite having attached a white flag on his wheelchair. A 37-year-old man who was paralysed was crushed under the rubble of his house, his family was refused to be allowed to remove his body. A 14-year-old boy was killed as he travelled to purchase groceries during the temporary relief of the curfew that was imposed by the army. Medical staff were shot at (one nurse killed) while trying to reach the wounded even after clearly being in uniform displaying the red crescent symbol.[31] There have also been reports of Israeli soldiers using Palestinians as human shields, one father described how a soldier rested his rifle on his 14-year-old son's shoulder as he shot.[32] Israel
Israel
denied the entry of rescue teams and journalists into Jenin
Jenin
even after they withdrew. Over the following years, Jenin
Jenin
was subject to extended curfews and targeted killings. During a gun-battle with Islamic Jihad militants whom Israel
Israel
says were firing at troops from inside the UN compound, an Israeli military sniper shot and killed a UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) employee, Iain Hook (54) on November 22, 2002.[33] The sniper reportedly mistook a cellphone in Hook's hands for a gun or grenade.[34] In the framework of the Valley of Peace initiative, a joint Arab-Israeli project is under way to promote tourism in the Jenin region.[35] In 2010, 600 new businesses opened in Jenin.[36] The Canaan Fair Trade is headquartered in Jenin.[37] Director of the Freedom Theater in Jenin, Juliano Mer-Khamis, was killed by masked gunmen in the city in April 2011. Mer-Khamis co-founded the theatre with Zakaria Zubeidi, former military chief of the al-Aqsa Brigades who had renounced violence.[38] Geography Jenin
Jenin
is situated at the foot of the rugged northernmost hills (Jabal Nablus) of the West Bank, and along the southern edge of the Jezreel Valley (Marj Ibn Amer),[39] which the city overlooks.[40] Its highest elevation is about 250 meters above sea level and its lowest areas are 90 meters above sea level.[41] Immediately southwest of Jenin
Jenin
is the Sahl Arraba plain (Dothan Valley), while further south is the Marj Sanur valley.[42] About 1.5 kilometers to Jenin's east is Mount Gilboa (Jabal Faqqua).[43] Jenin
Jenin
is 42 kilometers north of Nablus, 18 kilometers to the south of Afula, and 51 kilometers southeast of Haifa.[44] The nearest localities are Umm at-Tut
Umm at-Tut
and Jalqamus
Jalqamus
to the southeast, Qabatiya
Qabatiya
and Zababdeh
Zababdeh
to the south, Burqin to the southwest, Kafr Dan
Kafr Dan
to the west, Arranah, Jalamah
Jalamah
and the Arab Israeli village of Muqeible
Muqeible
to the north, Deir Ghazaleh
Deir Ghazaleh
to the northeast, and Beit Qad
Beit Qad
and Deir Abu Da'if to the east. Government Jenin
Jenin
municipality was established in 1886 under the Ottoman rule with no more than 80 voters and elections were made every 4 years until 1982 when the Israeli government took control over the municipality until 1995.[citation needed] List of Jenin
Jenin
mayors:[45]

Andulmajeed Mansour Abdulrahman Al-Haj Hassan Ragheb Al-Souki Al-Haj Hassan Fazaa' Tawfeek Mansour Bshara Atallah Hussein al-Abboushi Aref Abdulrahman Fahmi al-Abboushi

Tahseen Abdulhadi Abdulraheem Jarrar Saleh Arif Azzouqa Hussni Al-Souki Ahmed Kamal Al-saa'di Ahmed Shawki Al-Mahmoud Shehab Al-Sanouri Abdullah Lahlouh Waleed Abu Mwais (appointed) Hatim Jarrar

Municipal elections were held in Jenin
Jenin
on 15 December 2005. Six seats each were won by Hamas
Hamas
and the local coalition of Fatah
Fatah
and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Jenin
Jenin
was one of several Palestinian cities where Hamas
Hamas
showed a dramatic growth in electoral support. [46] The mayor of Jenin
Jenin
is Hadem Rida. Demographics According to the 2007 census by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Jenin
Jenin
had a population of 39,004,[1] the Jenin
Jenin
Refugee Camp of 10,371[1] with 9,571 registered refugees[47] on 373 dunams (92 acres). Some 42.3% of the population of the camp was under the age of 15.

Year Population Jenin
Jenin
City

1596 8 households[13]

1821 ~1,500-2,000[48]

1838 ~2,000[49]

1870 ~2,000[50]

1882 ~3,000[51]

1922 2,637[20]

1931 2,706 + 68[52]

1945 3,990[53][54]

1961 14,402[24]

1997 26,681[55]

2007 39,004[1]

Public institutions and landmarks The Khalil Suleiman Hospital is located in Jenin. The city has a monument honoring German pilots shot down in Jenin during the First World War
First World War
which incorporates an original wooden propeller.[56] An old British Mandate landing strip, Muqeible Airfield, is located in Jenin. The main and largest mosque of Jenin
Jenin
is the Fatima Khatun Mosque, built in 1566. Education and culture

Arab American University
Arab American University
in Jenin

The Arab American University
Arab American University
is located in Jenin's vicinity. Cinema Jenin
Cinema Jenin
is the largest movie theater in the area. The theater, which reopened in 2010 after a 23-year intermission, has indoor and outdoor screens, a film library and educational facilities.[57]Strings of Freedom is an orchestra in Jenin
Jenin
founded by an Israeli Arab, Wafaa Younis, who travels form her home in central Israel
Israel
to teach music to the local youth.[58] Since 2010, the Gilboa Regional Council has been working with the Jenin
Jenin
district authorities on the development of joint tourism projects.[59] References

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External links

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Jenin.

Welcome To Jinin Refugee Camp Survey of Western Palestine, Map 8: IAA, Wikimedia commons Who Lives In Jenin
Jenin
Refugee Camp?: A Brief Statistical Profile (2002) A project aimed at reopening a movie theater for the residents of Jenin
Jenin
and the refugee camp. Peace and Prosperity in the West Bank
West Bank
in-depth report on NOW on PBS Heart of Jenin
Jenin
documentary on PBS wide angle Tower Hamlets- Jenin
Jenin
Friendship Association (website)[permanent dead link] Tower Hamlets- Jenin
Jenin
Friendship Association (photos)

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Jenin
Jenin
Governorate

Cities

Jenin Qabatiya

Municipalities

Arraba (Wadi Da'quq • al-Mansura) Burqin Jaba' (al-Asa'asa) Kafr Ra'i Meithalun Silat ad-Dhahr Silat al-Harithiya Ya'bad al-Yamun (Khirbet Suruj) Zababdeh

Villages

Ajjah 'Aba 'Anin Anzah Araqah Arrabuna Arranah al-Attara Barta'a
Barta'a
ash-Sharqiyah Bir al-Basha Beit Qad Dahiyat Sabah al-Kheir Deir Abu Da'if Deir Ghazaleh Dhaher al-Abed Dhaher al-Malih Fahma Fahma
Fahma
al-Jadida Fandaqumiya Faqqua al-Hashimiya Imreiha Jalamah Jalbun Jalqamus Jarba al-Judeida Kafr Dan Kafr Qud Kufeir Kufeirit Khirbet Abdallah al-Yunis Khirbet Masud Khirbet Suruj al-Khuljan al-Manshiyya al-Mansura Mirka Misilyah al-Mughayyir (al-Mutilla) Nazlet Zeid Raba Rama Rummanah Sanur ash-Shuhada Sir Siris at-Tarem at-Tayba (as-Saaida) Telfit Ti'inik Tura al-Gharbiya Tura al-Sharqiya Umm Dar Umm ar-Rihan Umm al-Tut Wadi al-Dabi Zabda Zawiya Zububa

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Cities administered by the State of Palestine

West Bank

Abu Dis Arraba Bani Na'im Beit Sahour Beit Jala Beit Ummar Beitunia Bethlehem al-Bireh ad-Dhahiriya Dura al-Eizariya Halhul Hebron Idhna Jenin Jericho Nablus Qabatiya Qalqilyah al-Ram Ramallah Rawabi
Rawabi
(under construction) Sa'ir Salfit as-Samu Tarqumiya Tubas Tulkarm Ya'bad al-Yamun Yatta

Gaza Strip*

Abasan al-Kabira Bani Suheila Beit Hanoun Beit Lahia Deir al-Balah Gaza City Jabalia Khan Yunis Rafah az-Zawayda

*From June 2007, the Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip
has been under de facto Hamas governance.

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Palestine refugee camps
Palestine refugee camps
locations and populations as of 2015[1]

 Gaza Strip 518,000 UNRWA refugees  West Bank 188,150 UNRWA refugees  Syria 319,958 UNRWA refugees  Lebanon 188,850 UNRWA refugees  Jordan 355,500 UNRWA refugees

Al-Shati (Beach camp) 87,000

Bureij 34,000

Deir al-Balah 21,000

Jabalia 110,000

Khan Yunis 72,000

Maghazi 24,000

Nuseirat 66,000

Rafah 104,000

Canada Camp closed

Aqabat Jaber 6,400

Ein as-Sultan 1,900

Far'a 7,600

Fawwar 8,000

Jalazone 11,000

Kalandia 11,000

Am'ari 10,500

Deir 'Ammar 2,400

Dheisheh 13,000

Aida 4,700

Al-Arroub 10,400

Askar 15,900

Balata 23,600

'Azza
'Azza
(Beit Jibrin) 1,000

Ein Beit al-Ma'
Ein Beit al-Ma'
(Camp No. 1) 6,750

Tulkarm
Tulkarm
camp 18,000

Nur Shams 9,000

Jenin
Jenin
camp 16,000

Shuafat
Shuafat
camp 11,000

Silwad

Sbeineh 22,600

Khan Eshieh (ar) 20,000

Neirab 20,500

Homs 22,000

Jaramana
Jaramana
camp 18,658

Daraa
Daraa
camp 10,000

Hama
Hama
camp 8,000

Khan Dannun 10,000

Qabr Essit (ar) 23,700

Unofficial camps

Ein Al-Tal (ar) 6,000

Latakia Camp 10,000

Yarmouk 148,500

Bourj el-Barajneh 17,945

Ain al-Hilweh 54,116

El Buss 11,254

Nahr al-Bared 5,857

Shatila 9,842

Wavel 8,806

Mar Elias 662

Mieh Mieh 5,250

Beddawi 16,500

Burj el-Shemali 22,789

Dbayeh
Dbayeh
camp 4,351

Rashidieh 31,478

Zarqa
Zarqa
camp 20,000

Jabal el-Hussein 29,000

Amman New Camp
Amman New Camp
(Wihdat) 51,500

Souf 20,000

Baqa'a 104,000

Husn (Martyr Azmi el-Mufti camp) 22,000

Irbid
Irbid
camp 25,000

Jerash
Jerash
camp 24,000

Marka 53,000

Talbieh 8,000

References

^ "Camp Profiles". unrwa.org. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

Authority control

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