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For the town in north Jordan, see Huwarra.
Arabic حُوّاره
Governorate Nablus
Government Municipality
Also spelled Huwara (officially)

Howwarah (unofficially)

Coordinates 32°09′08.71″N 35°15′23.74″E / 32.1524194°N 35.2565944°E / 32.1524194; 35.2565944Coordinates: 32°09′08.71″N 35°15′23.74″E / 32.1524194°N 35.2565944°E / 32.1524194; 35.2565944
Population 5,570[1] (2007)

Huwara (Arabic: حُوّاره‎, ḥuwwarah, About this sound Arabic pronunciation )[2] is a Palestinian town located in the Nablus Governorate of the northern West Bank, 9 kilometres (6 mi) south of Nablus and forms an enclave between four Israeli settlements.[3] It is approximately 4 miles (6 km) from Jacob's Well.[2] As part of the West Bank Closures system, the town contains the main Israel Defense Forces checkpoint to enter the nearby city of Nablus.[4] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 5,800 in 2006.[5]

In 1853, Huwara was engaged in a battle with the neighboring villages of Quza and Beita which left ten men and seven women dead.[6] The first elementary school was established in 1947, the school was converted in to secondary school in 1962, the first female elementary school was established in 1957. Huwara Elementary as well as secondary schools serves infants from neighboring villages up to the present time. Huwara contains four major clans. The main clan is the Odeh clan; Which contains many families including the Mohammad, the Shaaweet, the Shhada, and Sleem. The second major clan is Ethmedeh.

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  1. ^ 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.110.
  2. ^ a b Rix, Herbert (1907). Tent and Testament: A Camping Tour in Palestine. New York, London: Scribner. pp. 25.  
  3. ^ Friedman, Robert I. (2001-12-06). "And Darkness Covered the Land". The Nation. Retrieved 2007-09-13.  
  4. ^ Sandercock, Josie; et al. (2004). Peace Under Fire: Israel/Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement. Verso. pp. 110. ISBN 1844675017.  
  5. ^ "Projected Mid -Year Population for Nablus Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006". Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2007-10-06.  
  6. ^ Avneri, Arieh L. (1984). The Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land-settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948. Transaction Publishers. pp. 20. ISBN 0878559647.  


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