'Arab al-Rashayida

'Arab al-Rashayida
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabicعرب الرشايدة
 • Latinal Rashaydeh (official)
'Arab al-Rashayida is located in State of Palestine
'Arab al-Rashayida
'Arab al-Rashayida
Location of 'Arab al-Rashayida within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°45′11″N 35°20′51″E / 31.75306°N 35.34750°E / 31.75306; 35.34750Coordinates: 31°45′11″N 35°20′51″E / 31.75306°N 35.34750°E / 31.75306; 35.34750
StateState of Palestine
 • TypeVillage council
 • Total1,453

'Arab al-Rashayida (Arabic: عرب الرشايدة) is a Palestinian village located twelve kilometers east of Jerusalem. The village is in the Bethlehem Governorate, central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 1,453 in 2007.[1]


In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Al-Rashayida came under Jordanian rule.

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, the village has been under Israeli occupation.

After the 1995 accords, 5.7% of al-Rashayida's land was classified as Area A, 1.1% classified as Area B, 10.2% classified as Area C, while the remaining 83% is classified as "nature reserve".[2]


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