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Nur Shams
Arabic مخيّم نور شمس
Governorate Tulkarm
Government Refugee Camp
Coordinates 32°19′07.36″N 35°03′31.63″E / 32.3187111°N 35.0587861°E / 32.3187111; 35.0587861Coordinates: 32°19′07.36″N 35°03′31.63″E / 32.3187111°N 35.0587861°E / 32.3187111; 35.0587861
Population 7,889 (2006)
Jurisdiction

226  dunams

Nur Shams (Arabic: مخيّم نور شمس‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Tulkarm Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located 3 kilometers East of Tulkarm. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Nur Shams had a population of approximately 7,889 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1] 95.1% of the population of Nur Shams were refugees in 1997.[2] The UNRWA-run healthcare facility for Nur Shams camp was re-built in 1996 with contributions from the Government of Germany. .[3]

Nur Shams camp was established in 1952 on 226 dunums. The camp was transferred to Palestinian Authority control in November 1998, after the signing of the Wye River Memorandum and the first phase of further Israeli redeployment.

The two schools in the camp are in poor condition and are listed on UNRWA's priority list for replacement pending securing of funds to carry out the project. A four story Boy’s school was constructed in 2004 and has 1035 pupils, the girl’s school was constructed in 2001 and has 975 pupils.[4]

See also

Palestinian refugee camps

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