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al-Mughayyir (el-Mughayer/Mughaiyir/Mughayyer), Ramallah gov.

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Latitude: 32.018702 (32° 1' 7'' N)
Longitude: 35.343876 (35° 20' 38'' E)
Type of place: Palestinian village in West Bank

Location: Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate


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Al Mughayyir is a Palestinian village in the Ramallah Governorate located 18.6km NE of Ramallah City. Al Mughayyir is bordered by Fasayil village (in Jericho Governorate) to the east, Turmus'ayya and Khirbet Abu Falah villages to the west, Duma village and Jalud lands in Nablus Governorate to the north, and Kafr Malik and Al Auja (in Jericho Governorate) village lands to the south. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the total population of Al Mughayyir in 2007 was 2,226. There were 376 households living in 414 housing units.

Impact of the Israeli Occupation

According to the Oslo II Interim Agreement signed between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel on 28th September 1995 Al Mughayyir village was divided into politically classified areas 'B' and 'C'. Approximately 1,934 dunums (5.9% of the village's total area) is classified as area B, where the Palestinian National Authority has complete control over civil matters and Israel continues to have overriding responsibility for security. Area B constitutes most of all inhabited Palestinian areas, including municipalities, villages and some refugee camps. The majority of the village's population resides in area B which forms a small part compared to the village's total area. The rest of the village's area, constituting 31,121 dunums (94.1% 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 consent or authorization by the Israeli Civil Administration. Most of the lands lying within the area C are agricultural areas and open spaces, in addition to Israeli military camps.

The Geopolitical Divisions of Al Mughayyir
Land Classification Area in dunums Pct of Total village area
Area A 0 0
Area B 1,934 5.9
Area C 31,121 94.1
Total 33,055 100
Source: ARIJ-GIS Unit, 2011


Principal families in the village: An Na'san, Dar abu Alya, Al Hajj Muhammad, Abu Na'im, and Abu Assaf


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