The Geopolitical Status of Silwan & Ath Thuri

<strong>The Geopolitical Status of Silwan & Ath Thuri</strong>


Location and physical characteristics

Silwan & Ath Thuri are Palestinian towns in Jerusalem Governorate located, where Silwan is located 0.9km from Jerusalem City and Ath Thuri 1.55km from Jerusalem City. It is bordered by Jerusalem city and Jabal al Mukabbir to the east, Jerusalem city to the north, Western Jerusalem to the west, and Sur Bahir to the south (ARIJ-GIS Unit, 2022) (See map 1). Unfortunately, no census has been conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) to ascertain population numbers and housing statistics in Silwan & Ath Thuri town. However, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics indicates that the population of Silwan and Ath Thuri was approximately 32,000 in 2020 (The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 2022).

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Prepared by:  
The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem

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