Yatta, Hebron

Yatta, Hebron

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This article refers to the city of Yatta. For the pop song, see Yatta. For the anime programming tool, see YATTA.
Yatta or Yattah (; ) is a Palestinian city located in the Hebron Governorate on a high approximately 8 km south of the city of Hebron in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics it had a population of 48,672 in 2007. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.118.

History

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,...
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