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19 December 2013




PLO NEGOTIATIONS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
December 2013


FROM HALLOWED GROTTO TO ISRAELI-IMPOSED GHETTO
THE GOVERNORATE OF BETHLEHEM IN 2013
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Bethlehem is one of the major Palestinian Cities located in the north side of Bethlehem Governorate.

It is bordered by Beit Sahur city to the east, Jerusalem city to the north, Beit Jala and Al-Doha cities to the West, Hindaza and Artas villages to the south.

- Consists of 10 municipalities, 3 refugee camps, and many village councils.

- Estimated total area of 608 km2 [ARIJ 2013]

- Estimated total population is 204,929 [PCBS 2013]

- There are 21 Israeli settlements accommodating nearly 105,000 Israeli settlers on Palestinian lands in the Bethlehem Governorate. [ARIJ 2010]



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