Ein al-Beida

Ein al-Beida (Arabic: عين البيضا‎) is a Palestinian town of in the Tubas Governorate in the northeastern West Bank. It has a populace of around 1,050.

Ein al-Beida

Region type D (Village committee)

Arabic transcription(s)

• Arabic

عين البيضا

• Latin

Ayn al-Bayda (official)

‘Ayn al-Baydah (informal)

Ein al-Beida

Ein al-Beida

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Area of Ein al-Beida inside Palestine

Directions: 32°22′50″N 35°30′28″E

Palestine matrix



Territory of Palestine






• Type

Town chamber (from 1996)


• Total

15,000 dunams (15.0 km2 or 5.8 sq mi)

Populace (2006)

• Total


• Density

70/km2 (180/sq mi)

Name meaning

“The White Spring”[1]


History Edit

Earthenware production from the Byzantine time have been found here.[2]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Ein al-Beida went under Jordanian principle.

Ein al-Beida was restored in 1952 by  Arab ranchers having a place with the Fuquha and Daraghmah families from


close by Tubas who claimed ranches in the territory and chose to set up a town. The town is named after a huge spring in the zone, Ein al-Beida, which was once used to flood the neighboring land.[3]

In the 1961 Jordanian registration Ein al-Beida’s populace was 573.[4]

Post 1967 Edit

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, Ein al-Beida has been under Israeli occupation. The spring close by which furnished a portion of its ranchers with water system evaporated when the Israeli water organization Mekorot penetrated a well close by so as to gracefully the Israeli settlement of Mehola with water.[5]

Topography and climate Edit

Ein al-Beida is arranged in a plain region on the eastern lower region of the Jordan Valley encompassed by slopes and mountains. It is found 15 kilometers upper east of Tubas, flanked by the Jordan River toward the east, Bardala toward the west, the Green Line toward the north and the Israeli settlement of Mehola toward the south. The town’s rise is 166 meters beneath ocean level.[6]

The complete purview of the town is 15,000 dunams, comprising 3% of the Tubas Governorate’s property. Developed zone represents 480 dunams while 8,500 dunams are horticultural or developed lands.[6]

Warm climate is normal for Ein al-Beida, with sweltering, dry summers and cold and dry winters. The normal precipitation in the town 275 millimeters. The normal yearly temperature is 21-22 degrees Celsius and the mugginess rate is 55%.[6]

Demographics Edit

Ein al-Beida’s populace in 1961 was 573,[4] expanding to 791 of every 1997. As indicated by an enumeration by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in that year, 398 were guys and 393 were females. The registration additionally uncovered that 42.9% of the occupants were more youthful than 15, 54.1% between the ages of 15 and 64 and 3% over the period of 64.[7] In 2006, Ein al-Beida’s populace was 1,048.[8] The Fuquha family speak to about 80% of the town inhabitants while the Daraghma speak to generally 20%.[6]

Government Edit

A town gathering was set up in 1996 to oversee Ein al-Beida. It comprises of 7 individuals, including an administrator and holds decisions at regular intervals. Duties of the chamber incorporate organization, arranging and advancement, social administrations, infrastructural upkeep and utilities.[6]

References Edit

Palmer, 1881, p. 197

Dauphin, 1998, p. 790

Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 226

Administration of Jordan, 1964, p. 27

Pardon International,’The Occupation of Water,’29 November 2017

Ein al-Beida Village Profile Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem. February 2006.

Palestinian Population by Locality, Sex and Age Groups in Years Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.

Extended Mid – Year Population for Tubas District by Locality 2004-2006 Archived 2008-04-24 at the Wayback Machine Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.

Bibliography Edit

Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1882). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archeology. 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.

Dauphin, Claudine (1998). La Palestine byzantine, Peuplement et Populations. BAR International Series 726 (in French). III : Catalog. Oxford: Archeopress. ISBN 0-860549-05-4.

Administration of Jordan, Department of Statistics (1964). First Census of Population and Housing. Volume I: Final Tables; General Characteristics of the Population (PDF).

Palmer, E.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transcribed and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Council of the Palestine Exploration Fund.

Outside links Edit

Ein el Beida (Fact Sheet), Applied Research Institute–Jerusalem (ARIJ) February, 2006

Ein el Beida town profile, ARIJ

Overview of Western Palestine, Map 12: IAA, Wikimedia lodge

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