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’Asira al-Qibliya
Arabic عصيرة القبلية
Governorate Nablus
Government Municipality
Coordinates 32°10′43.81″N 35°12′53.11″E / 32.1788361°N 35.2147528°E / 32.1788361; 35.2147528Coordinates: 32°10′43.81″N 35°12′53.11″E / 32.1788361°N 35.2147528°E / 32.1788361; 35.2147528
Population 2,336 (2007)

6,447  dunams (6.4 km²)

’Asira al-Qibliya (Arabic: عصيرة القبلية‎)is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located 14 kilometers (9 mi) southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 2,336 inhabitants in 2007.[1]

Arab-Israeli Violence

On Saturday, September 13, 2008, a Palestinian man entered the Shalhevet neighbourhood, set a fire which destroyed one home and stabbed a nine-year-old boy who found him attempting to set fire to another home. Dozens of settlers responded in a rampage on the adjacent Arab village of Asira al-Qibliya where the attacker had fled; allegedly wounding two people and damaging property.[2][3]


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