'Azzun 'Atma ( Arabic: ) is a عزون عتمة Palestinian village in the Qalqilya Governorate in the western West Bank, located 5 kilometers South-east of Qalqilya. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 'Azzun 'Atma had a population of approximately 1,670 inhabitants in mid-year 2006. 3.9% of the population of 'Azzun 'Atma were refugees in 1997.  The healthcare facilities for 'Azzun 'Atma are designated as MOH level 2. 
Location [ ]
‘Azzun ‘Atma is located 8.82 km south of
Qalqiliya. It is bordered by Mas-ha and Sha'arei Tikva to the east, Az Zawiya to the south, Oranit to the west, and Beit ‘Amin and ‘Izbat Salman to the north.
History [ ]
Potsherds from the Iron Age II, Persian, Hellenistic, Byzantine, Byzantine/ Umayyad, Crusader/ Ayyubid and Mamluk eras have been found.
Old stones have been reused in homes, and the  mosque is possibly an old church.
Ottoman era [ ]
The place appeared in 1596
Ottoman tax registers as 'Azzun, being in the of Jabal Qubal of the Nahiya of Liwa Nablus. It had a population of 29 households and 2 bachelors, all Muslim. The villagers paid a fixed tax rate of 33,3%, on wheat, barley, summer crops, olives, goats and beehives; a total of 4,200 akçe.
Potsherds from the early Ottoman era have also been found here. 
When the French explorer
Victor Guérin visited the place in 1870 it was described it as a large Arab village, then deserted. Many small, square houses were still partly standing, and near the mosque he noticed old columns and large stone from older buildings. Old fig trees and beautiful mimosa were scattered through the ruins. In the  PEF's (1882), it is also described as a "ruined village". Survey of Western Palestine
Jordanian Era [ ]
In the wake of the
1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Azzun Atma came under Jordanian rule. It was annexed by Jordan in 1950.
Post-1967 [ ]
Six-Day War in 1967, Azzun Atma has been under Israeli occupation.
1995 accords, about 3.8% of village land was classified as Area B, the remaining 96.2% as Area C. Israel has confiscated 2,689  dunams of village land in order to construct three Israeli settlements of Sha'are Tikva, Oranit and Zamarot (Zamarot becoming part of Oranit), in addition to land for the Israeli West Bank barrier, which almost entirely surrounds Azzun Atma, and which also isolate the village from much of its remaining land behind the wall.
See also [ ]
References [ ]
^ Palmer, 1881, p.
Projected Mid -Year Population for Qalqilya Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
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‘Azzun ‘Atma Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 4
^ a b Finkelstein et al., 1997, p. 290
^ Dauphin, 1998, p. 808
^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 135
^ Guérin, 1875, pp.
^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p.
‘Azzun ‘Atma Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 15
‘Azzun ‘Atma Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 16
Bibliography [ ]
Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1881). . The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
Dauphin, Claudine (1998). . BAR International Series 726 (in French). III : Catalogue. Oxford: Archeopress. La Palestine byzantine, Peuplement et Populations ISBN . 0-860549-05-4
Finkelstein, I.; Lederman, Zvi, eds. (1997). . Highlands of many cultures Tel Aviv: Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University Publications Section. ISBN . 965-440-007-3
Guérin, V. (1875). (in French). 2: Samarie, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale. Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine
Hütteroth, Wolf-Dieter; Abdulfattah, Kamal (1977). . Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century ISBN . 3-920405-41-2 Palmer, E.H. (1881). . The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
External links [ ]
Survey of Western Palestine, Map 14:
IAA, Wikimedia commons
‘Azzun ‘Atma Village (Fact Sheet), Applied Research Institute–Jerusalem, ARIJ
‘Azzun ‘Atma Village Profile, ARIJ
‘Azzun ‘Atma, aerial photo, ARIJ
Development Priorities and Needs in ‘Azzun ‘Atma, ARIJ
Azzun- Atma: A village encircled by the Wall 17, May, 2004, POICA
Israeli Occupation Forces Expands its Siege on Residents of Azzun Atma – Qalqiliya Governorate 16, May, 2006, POICA
New Stage for completing the Segregation wall around 'Azzun 'Atma village in Qalqilyia, 02, October, 2006, POICA
Azzun Atme village engulfed by two walls 05, November, 2007, POICA
Azzun Atmeh village completely sealed off by the Segregation Wall 01, March, 2009, POICA
Settlers of the Israeli Settlement of "Oranit" Set Lands of 'Azzun 'Atma village Ablaze 09, November, 2009, POICA
Israeli Colonists Pump Sewage towards a Palestinian School in 'Azzun 'Atma village 23, February, 2010, POICA Azzun Atma Wall Section - Qalqiliya Governorate 06, December, 2011, POICA