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Title: Al-Yamun  
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Subject: Jenin Governorate, West Bank, Arraba, Jenin, Jenin, Bethlehem Governorate
Collection: Cities in the West Bank, Jenin Governorate
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 • Arabic اليامون
al-Yamun is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of al-Yamun within Palestine
Governorate Jenin
 • Type Municipality
 • Jurisdiction 20,361 dunams (20.4 km2 or 7.9 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Jurisdiction 16,383

Al-Yamun (Arabic: اليامون‎) is a Palestinian town located nine kilometers west of Jenin in the Jenin Governorate, in the northern West Bank. Al-Yamun's land area consists of approximately 20,000 dunams, of which 1,300 dunams is built-up area.[2]

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 16,383 inhabitants in the 2007 census.[1] The population is formed mainly of a number of families such as Frihat, Khamaysa, Samudi, Hushiya, Abu al-Hija, Samara 'Abahra, Zaid, Jaradat and Nawhda.[2]

On October 29, 2008, Muhammad 'Abahra, a farmer in the town was killed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). 'Abahra had a shotgun in his possession leading the IDF to believe he would fire at them. 'Abahra's son, however, alleged, that his father was guarding his sheep from suspected thieves.[3]


  1. ^ a b 2007 Locality Population Statistics. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
  2. ^ a b Israeli army's terror and Sabotage actions in Al Yamun town, Jenin District Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ). 2004-07-05.
  3. ^ West Bank farmer killed by troops BBC News. BBC MMVIII. 2008-10-29.


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External links

  • Welcome to al Yamun
  • Survey of Western Palestine, Map 8: IAA,
  • many photos from al yamoun
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