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Kobar
Arabic كوبر
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
Government Village Council
Also spelled Kaubar (officially)
Coordinates 31°59′20.06″N 35°09′32.74″E / 31.9889056°N 35.1590944°E / 31.9889056; 35.1590944Coordinates: 31°59′20.06″N 35°09′32.74″E / 31.9889056°N 35.1590944°E / 31.9889056; 35.1590944
Population 3,667 (2007)
Jurisdiction

9,700  dunams (9.7 km²)

Head of Municipality Abdul Karim Hasan Dar Yousif

Kobar (Arabic: كوبر‎) is a Palestinian village in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the northern West Bank, located 13 kilometers (8 mi) northwest of Ramallah. The village is situated on a hill at an altitude of 640 meters above sea level and is along Highway 37. Its built-up area consists of about 1,300 dunams and a total area of approximately 9,700 dunams. In 1922, the population of the village was about 447 people, which rose 610 in 1945. According to Kobar's Village Council, it had a population of 4,500 residents in 2006,[1] however, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics give the figure 3,667 for 2007.[2]

Kobar contains two secondary schools (one male and one female) and a co-ed primary school. Each school has roughly 500 students. The estimated number of university students about 200 studying in Bir Zeit University or elsewhere. There are three mosques: Masjid ash-Shuhada was built in 2005, Masjid Kobar al-Qadima and Masjid Abu Bakr al-Sadiq. Kobar has a sports and culture club which was established in 1973 and women and children's club since 2001.[1] The village is governed by a village council of eleven members including the chairman of the council.[3] The Barghouti clan is the largest in the town and make-up about a third of the council. Marwan Barghouti was born in Kobar.[4]

Kobar gained considerable media attention when on February 22, 2008 the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) tortured a pro-Hamas imam, Majid Barghouti to death. The PNA claimed he died of a heart attack, but the Human Rights Watch and Barghouti's family claim he died from being tortured.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Kobar Village History Kobar Village Council.
  2. ^ 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.113.
  3. ^ Village Council Members Kobar Village Council.
  4. ^ Families of Kaubar Barghouthi, Mohammad.
  5. ^ Palestinian Authority: Punish Imam’s Death in Custody Human Rights Watch. 2008-04-04.

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