Beit 'Anan

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Beit 'Anan is a Palestinian
Palestinian people
The Palestinian people, also referred to as Palestinians or Palestinian Arabs , are an Arabic-speaking people with origins in Palestine. Despite various wars and exoduses, roughly one third of the world's Palestinian population continues to reside in the area encompassing the West Bank, the Gaza...

 village in northwest Jerusalem under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municipality. In 2007, it had a population of 3,941. Some residents of Beit 'Anan hold Israel
Israel
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i identity cards, while others hold Palestinian identity cards.

Economy


Agriculture is the main source of income in Beit 'Anan. The village has many olive trees and vineyards.

Education and culture


Beit 'Anan has an UNRWA school for girls with 560 students, two elementary schools for boys and three kindergartens. The Abu Ayob al-Ansary mosque is located in Beit 'Anan. The village has two health clinics and several sports clubs. In 2009, a four-day culture festival was held in Beit Anan attended by more than 15,000 people.

Biddu enclave


Beit 'Anan along with Biddu
Biddu, Jerusalem
Biddu is a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 6 kilometers Northeast of Jerusalem in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 6,368 in 2006. Biddu is at an altitude of 806m to 834m...

, Beit Duqqu
Beit Duqqu
Beit Duqqu is a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 12 kilometers northwest of Jerusalem in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,600 in 2006....

, Beit Surik, Qatanna
Qatanna
Qatanna is a Palestinian town in the central West Bank part of the Jerusalem Governorate, located twelve kilometers northwest of Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of approximately 7,500 inhabitants in 2006...

, al Qubeida, Beit Ijaz, Kharayib Umm al Lahim and at Tira form the "Biddu enclave." The enclave will be linked to Ramallah
Ramallah
Ramallah is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank located 10 kilometers north of Jerusalem, adjacent to al-Bireh. It currently serves as the de facto administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority...

by underpasses and a fenced road. 143 families living in Beit 'Anan had 607 dunams of land expropriated from them for the construction of the Israeli separation barrier. The route of the barrier begins from the southern side of the village, on the border of Kharayib Umm al Lahim lands, extending to Beit Laqia northwest of Beit 'Anan. According to village council of Beit 'Anan, most of the land is registered in the Tabu.
The planned route of the wall is very close to homes in Beit 'Anan. Ten wells (al Mesqa) are located in the area, two of them dry.

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