Halhul

Halhul

Halhul, in the Bible, town, S ancient Palestine, N of Hebron.
Halhul (حلحول; חַלחוּל) is a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank, five kilometers north of Hebron in the Hebron Governorate. It is built atop Mount Nabi Yunis, the highest peak in the West Bank, being 1,030 meters above sea level. The city has a land area of 37,335 dunams. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 21,803 mostly Muslim inhabitants in mid-year 2006.

In the latest municipal elections in Halhul in 2004, held by Palestinian National Authority, 13 council members were elected to replace the very long-serving council headed by Mohammed Milhim. The newly elected council members elected engineer Raed al-Atrash who, despite the short serving period of nine months, managed to restructure the municipality and introduce new faces to the serving staff. After Atrash's resignation, the council elected deputy Ziad Abu Yousef as the new mayor. The council has two women in the female seats.

See also

Halhul Municipality website www.halhul-city.com

References

halhul online community

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