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Abasan al Saghira

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Governorate  Khan Yunis
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Abasan al-Saghira
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Abasan al-Saghira (Arabic: عبسان الصغيرة‎‎) is a Palestinian agricultural town located 2 km southeast of Khan Yunis in the Khan Yunis Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Abasan al-Saghira had a population of 5,650 Muslim inhabitants.

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Map of Abasan al-Sa'ir

History

In 1886, at the end of the Ottoman era, Abasan al-Saghira consisted of about ten huts, with old building stones.

British Mandate Period

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Abassan (presumably both Abasan al-Kabira and Abasan al-Saghira) had a population of 695; all Muslims, increasing in the 1931 census (when they were clearly counted together) to 1144, still all Muslim, in 186 houses.

In 1945 the two Abasans were still counted together, and had a population of 2,230, all Arabs, with 16,084 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 92 dunams were for plantations and irrigable land, 15,616 used for cereals, while 69 dunams were built-up land.

References

Abasan al-Saghira Wikipedia


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