Nahalin

Nahalin

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Nahalin, also spelled Nahhalin, Nahhaleen, or Nahaleen, () is a Palestinian village located in the Bethlehem Governorate to the southwest of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The word nahaleen is Arabic for those who collect honey from bees.

In 1596, Nahalin appeared in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Quds of the Liwa of Quds. It had a population of 40 Muslim households and 16 Christian households. It paid taxes on wheat, barley, grape syrup or molasses, and goats or beehives.

The village is located inside an enclave in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, surrounded by the Israeli settlements of Gvaot, Rosh Tzurim, Neve Daniel and Betar Illit. After the Oslo Accords, Nahalin was classified as Area B, meaning that civil affairs have been under the control of the Palestinian National Authority and security matters under the control of the Israel Defense Forces.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 6,409 in mid-year 2006, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Since the beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada, severe restrictions on movement have been placed on all residents. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA),...
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