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Palestinian refugees in 1956.jpg
Aida camp in 1956
Arabic مخيم عايده
Governorate Bethlehem
Government Refugee Camp (from 1950)
Also spelled 'Ayda (officially)
Coordinates 31°43′10.34″N 35°11′56.31″E / 31.7195389°N 35.198975°E / 31.7195389; 35.198975Coordinates: 31°43′10.34″N 35°11′56.31″E / 31.7195389°N 35.198975°E / 31.7195389; 35.198975
Population 3,260 (2006)

66  dunams (0.1 km²)

Aida (Arabic: عايده‎) (also spelled 'Ayda) is a Palestinian refugee camp situated 2 kilometers North of Bethlehem and 1 kilometer North of Beit Jala in the central West Bank. Named after a famous coffeehouse (maqhah) located on the site in the early 1940s,[1] Aida camp was established in 1950 and covered an area of 66 dunams.[2]

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the camp had a population of approximately 3,260 refugees in mid-year 2006.[3] It is the location of the Al Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center.[4]

Pope Benedict XVI visited the refugee camp during his Middle East pilgrimage visit to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine in May 2009.


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