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Kafr 'Aqab

Kafr 'Aqab
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic كفر عقب
Kfar 'Aqab, 2013
Kfar 'Aqab, 2013
Kafr 'Aqab is located in the Palestinian territories
Kafr 'Aqab
Kafr 'Aqab
Location of Kafr 'Aqab within Palestine
Governorate Jerusalem
 • Type Municipality
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 10,411

Kafr 'Aqab (Arabic: كفر عقب‎) is the northernmost Palestinian Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. It is located within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem and two kilometers from Ramallah.[1]

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2006, Kafr 'Aqab had a population of 10,411.[2] Primary health care for Kafr 'Aqab is obtained in Al-Ram.[3] In 2007, Kfar 'Aqab was described as a middle class suburb.[4]

While Kafr 'Aqab was annexed with the rest of East Jerusalem by Israel and falls under its full jurisdiction, it is separated from Jerusalem by the Israeli West Bank barrier. Municipal inspectors never inspect the area beyond the barrier. This creates "a planning nightmare and developer's dream".[5]

The al-Faruq mosque in Kafr 'Aqab offers weekly classes in the Islamic teachings of Hizb ut-Tahrir.[6]


  1. ^ Israeli, Palestinian boys soccer tournament exposes reality of Jerusalem life
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jerusalem Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ West Bank Healthcare
  4. ^ Palestinians back caliphate over politics
  5. ^ Israeli, Palestinian boys soccer tournament exposes reality of Jerusalem life
  6. ^ Palestinians back caliphate over politics

Further reading

  • (pp. 10 -11 )
  • (p. 118)
  • (p. 80)
  • (p. 297)
  • (p. 315 )
  • (Röhricht, 1893, RRH, pp. 16-17, No 74)
  • (p. 30: Cafareab, p. 262: Keffreca. Cited in Röhricht, 1893, RRH, pp. 16-17, No 74)
  • (p. 156 )

External links

  • Pockets of Lawlessness in the “Oasis of Justice”, Candace Graff, 2014, Jerusalem Quarterly, Institute for Palestine Studies
  • Welcome To Kafr 'Aqab
  • Survey of Western Palestine, Map 17: IAA,
  • Kafr 'Aqab Village (Fact Sheet)
  • Kafr 'Aqab Village Profile
  • Kafr 'Aqab areal photo
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