Yatta is located on the site of the Biblical town of Juttah. Eusebius (4th-cent.) wrote that Yatta was "a very large village of Jews eighteen miles south of Beit Guvrin."
In 1596 it was recorded as having a population of 127 Muslim families, and paid taxes on wheat, barley, olives, goats and bee-hives. Today, some Palestinian-Arab residents believe they originate from the Jewish kingdom of Khaybar in the south-western Arabian peninsula and are descended from the Jewish tribes of Arabia., The Sunday Times, January 13,... Read More