Deir Razih

Deir Razih
Deir Razih
Other transcription(s)
 – Arabic دير رازح
 – Also spelled Khirbet Deir Razih (official)
Dayr Razih (unofficial)
Deir Razih is located in the Palestinian territories
Deir Razih
Location of Deir Razih within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°28′00.46″N 35°02′29.67″E / 31.4667944°N 35.041575°E / 31.4667944; 35.041575Coordinates: 31°28′00.46″N 35°02′29.67″E / 31.4667944°N 35.041575°E / 31.4667944; 35.041575
Governorate Hebron
 – Type Local Development Committee
 – Jurisdiction 540 dunams (0.5 km2 / 0.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 – Jurisdiction 268

Deir Razih (Arabic: دير رازح‎) is a Palestinian village in the southern West Bank located 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) southwest of Hebron, in the Hebron Governorate. It relies mainly on nearby Dura for basic services. Its total land area is made of 540 dunams, including its built-up area.[1]

In the summer of 2007, a group of Israeli settlers from Otni'el accompanied by soldiers and a bulldozers entered village lands and uprooted 150 olive, almond and pine trees. Having done this they, also, set fire to the land causing damage to crops and pastures. Fire brigades from the Palestinian municipalities of Dura and as as-Samu' extinguish the fires soon after.[1]

Deir Razih had a population of 130 in 1961. In the 1997 census by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the village had a total population of 236, of which 11.9% were Palestinian refugees.[2] By mid-year 2006, there were 328 inhabitants.[3] However, the PCBS census of 2007 revealed that the population was 268.[4] Deir Razih is inhabited by the extended families of Amru, Abu Arqub, Hija, and the al-Azazmeh Bedouins. Most residents depend on agriculture as main income.[1]


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