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Beit Jibrin Camp
Refugee Camp
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic مخيم بيت جبرين
 • Latin Beit Jibrin Camp (unofficial)
Al 'Azza entrance
Al 'Azza entrance
′Azza is located in the Palestinian territories
Location in the Palestinian territories
State State of Palestine
Governorate Bethlehem
Founded 1950
 • Type Refugee Camp (from 1950)
 • Total 27 dunams (0.27 km2 or 0.10 sq mi)
 • Total 1,523

′Azza (Arabic: مخيم العزة; also spelled ′Azzeh, ′Azzah or Alazzeh) also known as Beit Jibrin Camp (Arabic: مخيم بيت جبرين) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Bethlehem Governorate located within the city of Bethlehem. It is the smallest of the 59 refugee camps in the West Bank and the other Arab countries. It was established in 1950 on an area of 20 dunams (0.020 km2; 0.0077 sq mi) and receives services from UNRWA workers based in nearby Aida camp, but inside the camp there are no medical or educational services, so it was merged with the Aida camp to receive services.

The camp is named after a prominent Arab family from the depopulated village of Beit Jibrin west of the Hebron Hills in present-day Israel. The UNRWA recorded a population of 2,025 in 2005, while the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics projected a population of 1,750 in 2006, with UNRWA reporting a population of approximately 1,337 refugees and 2,900 total in 2016.

It has been under the control of the Palestinian National Authority since 1995.

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