Ayn Arik (Arabic: عين عريك) is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 5.6 kilometers north-east of Ramallah City in the northern West Bank . According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 1,567 inhabitants consisting of Muslims (65%) and Christians (35%) in 2007. | عين عريك also Called: `Ain `Arik, Ayn `Arik, `Ein `Arik, ʿyn ʿryk, ‘Ain ‘Arīk, ‘Ayn ‘Arīk, Ein Arīk.
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Ein ‘Arik is a village 5.6km north-east of Ramallah City which is known for its Christian population, and therefore also its church. One main road bisects the village and leads to neighboring Deir ‘Ibzi, with various shops and small restaurants lining it. The picturesque Orthodox Christian church takes pride of place on the side of the valley, looming above the village. There is also a Roman Catholic Church, and a Mosque in the center of the village, which claims to have the tallest minaret in Palestine. The population of Ein ‘Arik is about two-thirds Muslim and one-third Christian, with the council reflecting this ratio. Ein ‘Arik is also famous in the region for the natural springs that run through the valley and right through the village. They are the reason the valley is so lush and abundant in fruit trees. There is a public swimming pool which is open from May to September.
The 1948 Palestinian exodus, also known as the Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, al-Nakbah, literally "disaster", "catastrophe", or "cataclysm"), occurred when more than 750,000 - 850,000 Palestinian Arabs — about half of prewar Palestine's Arab population — fled or were expelled from their homes, during the 1948 Palestine war. Between 500 and 600 Palestinian villages were sacked during the war, while urban Palestine was almost entirely extinguished. The term nakba also refers to the period of war itself and events affecting Palestinians from December 1947 to January 1949. Though most believe this event began in 1948, in fact, Al Nakba began decades earlier.
Destruction of Palestinian villages and cities To create the State of Israel, Zionist forces attacked major Palestinian cities and destroyed some 530 villages. Approximately 13,000 Palestinians were killed in 1948, with more than 750,000 expelled from their homes and becoming refugees – the climax of the Zionist movement’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Today, the refugees