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Deir Abu Mash'al (Dayr Abu-Mashal/Meshal), Ramallah gov.

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Latitude: 31.9980315 (31° 59' 53'' N)
Longitude: 35.069561 (35° 4' 10'' E)
Type of place: Palestinian village in West Bank

Location: Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate


Deir Abu Mash'al is a Palestinian village in the Ramallah Governorate located 16.4 km NW of Ramallah City. Deir Abu Mash'al is bordered by Al Itihad and Abud localities to the east, Abud village to the north, Shuqba village to the west and Al Itihad town to the south. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the total population of Deir Abu Mash'al in 2007 was 3,310. There 672 households living in 703 housing units.

Geopolitical status in Deir Abu Mash'al

According to the Oslo II Interim Agreement signed on 28 September 1995 between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, Deir Abu Mash'al was divided into areas 'B' and 'C'. Approximately 7,437 dunums (85% of the village's total area) were assigned as area B, where the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has a complete control over civil matters but Israel continues to have overriding responsibility for security. Area 'B' constitutes most of the inhabited Palestinian areas, including municipalities, villages and some camps. NB: all of the village's population resides in area 'B' which constitutes the larger area in comparison to the total area of the village. The rest of the village's area, constituting 1,326 dunums (15% of the total area), is classified as area 'C', where Israel retains full control over security and administration related to the territory. In area 'C' Palestinian building and land management is prohibited unless through a consent or authorization by the Israeli Civil Administration Most of the lands lying within the area 'C' are agricultural areas and open spaces.

Geopolitical Divisions of Deir Abu Mash'al
Land Classification Area in dunums Pct of Total village area
Area A 0 0
Area B 7,437 85
Area C 1,326 15
Total 8,763 100
Source: ARIJ-GIS Unit, 2011

Israeli government confiscated hundreds of dunums of lands in Deir Abu Mash'al to open Israeli bypass road no. 465. This road is constructed and open to connect the Israeli settlements surrounding the village with each other. The real threat of bypass roads lies in the buffer zone formed by the Israeli Occupation Forces along these roads, extending to approximately 75m on each side of the road.


Principal families of the village: Atta, Zahran and Bargouthi


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