Al-Khader

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al-Khader is a Palestinian town in the Bethlehem Governorate in the south-central West Bank.wikipedia
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Solomon's Pools

Monastery of St. George, Solomon's Pools and Al-Hamadiyya Mosque are all located in al-Khader.
Solomon's Pools (برك سليمان, Burak Suleīmān, Solomon's Pools, or in short el-Burak, the pools; בריכות שלמה, Breichot Shlomo) are three ancient reservoirs located in the south-central West Bank, immediately to the south of al-Khader, about 3.5 km southwest of Bethlehem, near the road to Hebron.

Al-Hamadiyya Mosque

Monastery of St. George, Solomon's Pools and Al-Hamadiyya Mosque are all located in al-Khader.
Al-Hamadiyya Mosque (مسجد الحمادية Masjid al-Hamadiyya) is the largest mosque in the Palestinian town of al-Khader, west of Bethlehem and serves the majority of the town's residents.

Bethlehem Governorate

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al-Khader is a Palestinian town in the Bethlehem Governorate in the south-central West Bank.

St. George's Monastery, Al-Khader

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Monastery of St. George, Solomon's Pools and Al-Hamadiyya Mosque are all located in al-Khader.
The Saint George's Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox Christian monastery in the Palestinian town of al-Khader, near Beit Jala and Bethlehem in the central West Bank.

Bethlehem

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It is located 5 km west of Bethlehem. Palestinian Christians from Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala and Muslims from al-Khader flock to the monastery to celebrate the Feast of Saint George in early May.
Nearby cities and towns include Beit Safafa and Jerusalem to the north, Beit Jala to the northwest, Husan to the west, al-Khadr and Artas to the southwest, and Beit Sahour to the east.

Al-Walaja

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During late Ottoman rule (1516-1917), al-Khader was part of the political-administrative sheikdom and nahiyah ("subdistrict") of Bani Hasan, which was ruled by the Absiyeh family of al-Walaja. Nearby localities include the Dheisheh Refugee Camp adjacent to the east, the village of Artas further to the east, Beit Jala to the northeast, al-Walaja and the Israeli settlement of Har Gilo to the north, Battir and Husan to the northwest, Nahalin and the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit to the west, the settlement of Neve Daniel to the southeast, the settlement of Elazar to the south.
During the latter half of Ottoman rule, al-Walaja was the administrative seat of the Bani Hasan subdistrict (nahiya) (which consisted of over ten villages, including al-Khader, Suba, Beit Jala, Ayn Karim and al-Maliha), and served as the throne village of the al-Absiyeh family.

Artas, Bethlehem

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Nearby localities include the Dheisheh Refugee Camp adjacent to the east, the village of Artas further to the east, Beit Jala to the northeast, al-Walaja and the Israeli settlement of Har Gilo to the north, Battir and Husan to the northwest, Nahalin and the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit to the west, the settlement of Neve Daniel to the southeast, the settlement of Elazar to the south.
It is bordered by Hindaza to the east, Ad Duheisha camp to the north, Al Khader to the west, and Wadi Rahhal to the south.

Highway 60 (Israel–Palestine)

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In 2006, 50 villagers protested the barrier by filling bags with grapes and selling them along Route 60.

Neve Daniel

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Nearby localities include the Dheisheh Refugee Camp adjacent to the east, the village of Artas further to the east, Beit Jala to the northeast, al-Walaja and the Israeli settlement of Har Gilo to the north, Battir and Husan to the northwest, Nahalin and the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit to the west, the settlement of Neve Daniel to the southeast, the settlement of Elazar to the south.
According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated 27 dunams of land from the nearby Palestinian village of Al-Khader in order to construct Neve Daniel.

Elazar, Gush Etzion

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Nearby localities include the Dheisheh Refugee Camp adjacent to the east, the village of Artas further to the east, Beit Jala to the northeast, al-Walaja and the Israeli settlement of Har Gilo to the north, Battir and Husan to the northwest, Nahalin and the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit to the west, the settlement of Neve Daniel to the southeast, the settlement of Elazar to the south.
The Netiv HaAvot outpost, officially an expansion of Elazar, 500 meters beyond the Elzar settlement's jurisdiction, and adjacent to Alon Shvut is built on land which some human rights organizations consider privately owned Palestinian agricultural land, the former property of the Mussa family of al-Khader.

Efrat

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“Givat Hadagan”, originally planned as a neighborhood of 500 homes in the 1990s, is located a few hundred meters from the Dheisheh refugee camp and from the Palestinian town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

Al-Khader Stadium

Al-Khader Stadium which holds a capacity of 6,000 is located in the town.
Al-Khader Stadium is an international football stadium in the Palestinian town of al-Khader near Bethlehem.

Saint George's Day

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Palestinian Christians from Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala and Muslims from al-Khader flock to the monastery to celebrate the Feast of Saint George in early May.
The feast is held in the Palestinian town of al-Khader, just south of Bethlehem.

Palestinians

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al-Khader is a Palestinian town in the Bethlehem Governorate in the south-central West Bank.

West Bank

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al-Khader is a Palestinian town in the Bethlehem Governorate in the south-central West Bank.

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

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According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 9,774 in 2007.

Canaan

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The site of al-Khader was first inhabited by the Canaanites.

Arrowhead

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In 1953, five arrowheads of javelins dating from the 11th century BCE, were discovered in al-Khader with Canaanite inscriptions.

Javelin

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In 1953, five arrowheads of javelins dating from the 11th century BCE, were discovered in al-Khader with Canaanite inscriptions.

Canaanite languages

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In 1953, five arrowheads of javelins dating from the 11th century BCE, were discovered in al-Khader with Canaanite inscriptions.

Proto-Sinaitic script

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The script used is one of the earliest know examples of a phonetic alphabet and the find suggests al-Khader was a site of military importance around 1000 BCE.

Saint George

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Al-Khader is named after Saint George who in Arab culture is known as "al-Khadr."

Arabic culture

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Al-Khader is named after Saint George who in Arab culture is known as "al-Khadr."

Khidr

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Al-Khader is named after Saint George who in Arab culture is known as "al-Khadr."

Relic

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The chains holding him were relics that were said to hold healing power.