Coordinates: 32°27′40″N 35°18′00″E / 32.46111°N 35.30000°E / 32.46111; 35.30000
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Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabicجنين
 • LatinJinin (official)
Janin (unofficial)
The Jenin Horse sculpture in Jenin, Palestine (September 2023)
The Jenin Horse sculpture in Jenin, Palestine (September 2023)
Jenin is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Jenin within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°27′40″N 35°18′00″E / 32.46111°N 35.30000°E / 32.46111; 35.30000
Palestine grid178/207
State State of Palestine
 • TypeCity
 • Head of MunicipalityHadem Rida
 • Total37,342 dunams (37.3 km2 or 14.4 sq mi)
 • Total49,908
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 (plus 10,371 in Jenin refugee camp)
Name meaningThe spring of gardens[2]

Jenin (Arabic: جنين) is a city in the State of Palestine, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Jenin is a evidence of many periods of conflict and challenges faced by the Palestinians (such as displacement, raids by IDF), especially in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Various political and social issues have affected the city and its residents over the years.

Jenin came under Israeli occupation in 1967, and was put under the administration of the Palestinian National Authority (PA) as Area A of the West Bank in 1993.[3]

Population[change | change source]

In 2017, Jenin had a population of approximately 50,000 people. While the Jenin refugee camp houses a population of around 14,000 Palestinians, most of those fled or were forcefully removed by israel from their homes during the 1948 Palestine War.[4][5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Preliminary Results of the Population, Housing and Establishments Census, 2017 (PDF). Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) (Report). State of Palestine. February 2018. pp. 64–82. Retrieved 2023-10-24.
  2. Palmer, 1881, p. 147
  3. Assi, Seraj (5 July 2023). "Jenin's Long History of Defiance Against Israel and Its Occupation". Haaretz.
  4. "Why is Jenin a focal point of conflict in the occupied West Bank?". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  5. Irfan, Anne (10 July 2023). "Israel Attack on Jenin Camp Creates 4,000 New Refugees, Part of Unabated Palestinian Displacement". The Wire. Retrieved 27 October 2023.