A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

New Additions 19.07.2014

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post offices in Palestine: area map for (12) Arraba Arraba
عرّابة
Arraba, Arrabah, Arrabeh
Pop.: 9,920
Govern.: Jen
Opened: 1972
PO Number: 705
Postcode: 260
32°24' N, 35°12' E
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Agricultural town, 13km SW of the Governorate capital Jenin, with a population of 9,920 (Census 2007, 1945: 3,810, 1997: 7,453). Within a few kilometres the town is surrounded by (clockwise): Yaabad, Al Kafreyat, Bruqin, Qabatya, Ajja , and Kafr Rai. Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded from a postal agency on 24.10.1966) from 19.12.1959. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 17.04.1968.
بريد عرابة / ARRABA / POST / 705 VIII a26.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (18) Bani Suheyla Bani Suheyla
بني سهيله
Bani Sehaela, Bani Suheila, Bani Suhayleh, Bani Suhayla
Pop.: 32,773
Govern.: Kha
Opened: 1982
Postcode: 940
31°21' N, 34°20' E
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City about 2 km E of Khan Yunis towards Abssan with a population of 32,773 (2006 estimate, 1997 Census: 23,016). The post office is situated on Al-Awda street near the Hamza mosque. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 8.02.1968.
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (22) Beit Hanun Beit Hanun
بيت حانون
Beit Hanoun
Pop.: 32,187
Govern.: Gzn
Opened: 1995
Postcode: 810
31°32' N, 34°32' E
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City in the East of North Gaza Governorate, 5 km NE of Jabalya. There were 3,876 inhabitants in 1961, 20,780 in the 1997 Census, the 2006 midyear estimate is 32,187. Nearest other PNA post offices are in Jabalya Camp and Beit Lahia. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 3.06.1973. The office moved to a newbuilt facility on 19.06.2011 (see MTIT)
بيت حانون / BEIT HANUN / -2- IX a7.11.2013
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بيت حانون / BEIT HANUN / -1- IX a30.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (24) Beit Lahia Beit Lahia
بيت لاهيا
Beit Lahya, Beit Lahiya
Pop.: 59,540
Govern.: Gzn
Opened: 1995
Postcode: 800
31°33' N, 34°30' E
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City in North Gaza Governorate, about 3 km NE of Jabalya and next to Jabalya Camp. There were 38,441 inhabitants in the 1997 Census, the 2006 midyear estimate is 59,540. Nearest other PNA post offices are in Jabalya Camp and Beit Hanun. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 3.06.1973.
بيت لاهـيا / BEIT LAHIA / -1- IX b30.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (31) Beitunya Beitunya
بيتونيا
Betonia, Beituniya, Beitunia
Pop.: 19,761
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 14.04.1963
PO Number: 203
Postcode: 630
31°53' N, 35°10' E
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City about 3 km W of Ramallah with 19,761 inhabitants (2007 Census, 1997: 9,371). Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded fronm a postal agency on 11.09.1965) between 14.04.1963 and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 17.04.1968. The PNA office is next to the police station off Eissa Aleraqi street, just to the S of city hall.
بريد بيتونيا / BEITUNYA / POST / 203 VIII a31.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (33) Bethlehem Bethlehem
بيت لحم
Beth Lehem, Beit Lahm
Pop.: 25,266
Govern.: Bet
Opened: 1870
PO Number: 501
Postcode: 150
31°42' N, 35°12' E
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Governorate capital with 25,266 inhabitants (Census 2007, 1997: 21,673) and a large Christian minority, dominated by tourism and trading. The post office is inbetween the municpal offices and Cairo-Amman Bank on the west side of Manger Square. The first post office in the city was opened by the Ottoaman authorities in 1870. An Egyptian office worked between 10.06.1948 and 11.10.1948. Jordanian authorities operated a post office (district main PO) between November 1948(exact date?) and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 10.07.1967.
بريد بيت لحم / Bethlehem Post III i24.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (36) Al Bireh Al Bireh
البيرة
Al Biera, Al Bira, El Bira
Pop.: 38,202
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 6.07.1952
PO Number: 202
Postcode: 610
31°54' N, 35°13' E
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The largest city and capital of Ramallah & al-Bireh Governorate, just E of Ramallah itself, forming one contiguous conurbation. Population in Census 2007 was 38,202 (1997: 27,856, 1982: 13,037, 1945: ca. 3,000). The post office is in the "Palestine Post Building" (Directorate General of MTIT) on al-Muntazah street. An Ottoman office was first opened in 1910 . Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded from a postal agency on 16.02.1956) between 6.07.1952 and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 27.08.1967.
بريد البيرة / AL-BIREH / POST / 202 VIII a28.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (41) Al Dahrya Al Dahrya
الظاهرية
Al Thaherria, Adh Dhahiriya, Dahrya, ad-Dhahiriya, az-Zahiriya
Pop.: 28,776
Govern.: Heb
Opened: 2.01.1971
PO Number: 404
Postcode: 790
31°24' N, 34°58' E
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The third largest city in Hebron Governorate with 28,776 residents (Census 2007, 1997: 20,521), about 18 km SW of Hebron. Yatta to the E and Dura to the N are nearest other PNA offices. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency between 13.02.1960 and 31.05.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 11.06.1974.
مكتب بريد الظاهرية / AL-DAHRYA POST OFFICE / 1 III a25.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (42) Deir al Gusun Deir al Gusun
ديرالغصون
Deir Alghesoon, Deir al-Ghusun
Pop.: 8,242
Govern.: Tul
Opened: 1.06.1959
PO Number: 804
Postcode: 324
32°21' N, 35°05' E
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Agricultural municipality in Tulkarm Governorate, 6 km NE of the muhfaza, with 8,424 inhabitants (Census 2007, 1997: 7055). Surrounding offices are Attil, Illar, Bala'a, and Tulkarm. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 1.6.1959. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 29.08.1967.
بريد ديرالغصون / DEIR AL GUSUN / POST / 804 VIII a26.06.2012
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (43) Deir Debwan Deir Debwan
ديردبوان
Deir Dibwan
Pop.: 5,252
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 12.12.1960
PO Number: 205
PO Code: DRD
Postcode: 640
31°55' N, 35°16' E
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Trade-dominated city 7 km E of Ramallah. Population: 5,252 (Census 2007, 1997: 4,894). Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded from a postal agency on 1.07.1963) between 12.12.1960 and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 31.08.1967.
بريد ديردبوان / DEIR DEBWAN / POST / 205 VIII a31.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (44) Deir el Balah Deir el Balah
ديرالبلح
Deir El Balah, Dir Elbalah, Deir Al-Balah
Pop.: 49,751
Govern.: Deb
Opened: 1948
Postcode: 920
31°25' N, 34°21' E
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Seat of the Governorate with 49,751 inhabitants in 2006 (mid-year estimate) and 42,839 in the 1997 Census. The neighbouring refugee camp has a further 12,004 residents. The post office is situated on al-Shuhadaa street opposite the Cairo-Amman bank. The town's first post office was opened in 1948 under Egyptian rule (TPO postmark). A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 20.07.1967.
ديــر البـــلح / DEIR EL BALAH / -1- IX a30.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (45) Deir Istiya Deir Istiya
ديراستيا
Deir Istiya, Deir Estia
Pop.: 3,146
Govern.: Sal
Opened: 2005
PO Number: 309
Postcode: 388
32°08' N, 35°08' E
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Agricultural village about 6 km NW of Salfit and 14 km SW of Nablus. Bidya is 6 km to the W. Population stnads at 3,146 (Census 2007, 1997: 2,802). Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 26.01.1963..
بريد ديراستيا / DEIR ISTIYA / POST / 309 VIII a30.03.2014
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مكتب بريد ديراستيا / Deir Estia Post Office III j M30.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (7) Al Far'a Camp Al Far'a Camp
مخيم الفارعة
El Far'a Camp, Mukhayyam al-Fari'ah
Pop.: 5,712
Govern.: Tub
Opened: 27.06.1905
PO Number: 713
Postcode: 519
32°17' N, 35°20' E
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Refugee camp situated between the Governorate capital Tubas to the NE and Asira ash-Shamaliya (in neighbouring Nablus Governorate) to the SW. Population according to the PCBS 2007 Census is 5,712, while 5,472 refugees were registered with UNRWA (1997: 4,367). The Post Office is situated on the southern entry to the camp, on the main road Tubas--Nablus. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 3.05.1962.
بريد مخيم الفارعة / Post Office / Al-Far'a Camp III m25.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (49) Gaza, Central Sorting Gaza, Central Sorting
غزة - الفرزالمركزي
Gaza, Central Sorting
Pop.: n/a
Govern.: Gaz
Opened: -
Postcode: 860
31°33' N, 34°27' E
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Central sorting facilty, situated in the Omar al-Mukhtar office.
الفــرز المر كـزي / غـــزة / POSTAL PARCELS / GAZA / 2 IX b4.12.2013
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (52) Gaza, Rimal (el-Shati) Gaza, Rimal (el-Shati)
غزة - مخيم الشاطىﺀ
Gaza, Rimal, Alremal, Al Remal, El Shati, el-Shati Camp, Ash Shati' Camp
Pop.: n/a
Govern.: Gaz
Opened: 5.05.1905
Postcode: 849
31°32' N, 34°27' E
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El-Shati is a refugee camp, also known as 'Beach Camp' to the N of Rimal district. Official 2006 estimate of its poluation is 87,158: UNRWA notes 82,000 registered refugees. An Egyptian office existed from 1952. A post office (Gaza Shati Camp 7) under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 7.06.1973.
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (56) Hebron Hebron
الخليل
Hebron (Al Khalil)
Pop.: 163,146
Govern.: Heb
Opened: 1870
PO Number: 401
Postcode: 706
31°32' N, 35°06' E
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Major city and muhfaza. Population rose between 1997 and 2007 censuses from 119,093 to 163,146. The town's first post office was opened in 1870 under Ottoman control. Under Egyptian control, an office existed from 27.09.1948 to 23.02.1949. Jordanian authorities operated a post office (district main PO) between 23.06.1949 and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 9.07.1967. The current PNA office is on Malik al-Faisal street
بريد الخليل / HEBRON POST / 3 III c R24.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (115) Hebron, Old City Hebron, Old City
البلدة القديمة الخليل
Hebron, Old City
Pop.: n/a
Govern.: Heb
Opened: -
PO Number: 413
Postcode: 700
31°31' N, 35°06' E
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Announced in July 2011 (see PalPost) this new office in the Old City of Hebron was opened on ?.07.2011 by the Minister of Post, the governor and other dignitaries, as part of a wider plan to position PNA government offices in the Old City to strengthen legitimate claims in this frontline district.
مكتب بريد البلدة القديمة الخليل / Hebron-Old City Post Office III i1.04.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (78) Nablus Nablus
نابلس
Nablus
Pop.: 126,132
Govern.: Nab
Opened: 13.02.1865
PO Number: 301
Postcode: 400
32°13' N, 35°16' E
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Governorate capital with 126,132 inhabitants (Census 2007, 1997: 100,034). The first post office in the city was operned in 1865 by the Ottoman authorities. Jordanian authorities operated a post office (district main PO) from (?)##. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 13.07.1967, a 'Nablus Market Branch' (pmk: 'Nablus 3') opened 16.06.1971 but closed 31.03.1973. The current main office is on King Faisal road, next to PalTel and municipal offices.
نـابـلــس / NABLUS / 4 III c25.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (82) Qabatya Qabatya
قباطية
Qabatya, Qabatiya, Qabatia
Pop.: 19,197
Govern.: Jen
Opened: 22.03.1976
PO Number: 702
Postcode: 220
32°25' N, 35°17' E
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Town 5 km S of Jenin with a resident population that rose from 14,684 to 19,197 between the 1997 and 2007 Censuses. The office is in municipality buidings on Abu-Zaid street. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 1.08.1963. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 22.03.1976. Nearest other offices are Arraba and Zababdeh.
بريد قباطية / Qabatya Post / 1 III d25.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (84) Qalqilya Qalqilya
قلقيلية
Qalqilia, Qalqiliya, Qulqilya, Qalqilyah
Pop.: 41,739
Govern.: Qal
Opened: 1951
PO Number: 802
Postcode: 340
32°11' N, 34°58' E
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Governorate muhfaza with 41,729 residents in 2007 (1997: 31,753) almost entrirely surrounded by the Apartheid Wall. The office is in the Nazzal neighbourhood near al-Quds Open University's study center on Nablus street. Jordanian authorities operated a post office from 1951. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 21.08.1967.
بريد قلقيلية / Qalqilya Office / 3 III f M26.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (85) Rafah Rafah
رفح
Rafah
Pop.: 71,003
Govern.: Raf
Opened: 1948
Postcode: 980
31°16' N, 34°16' E
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Governorate capital, the city itself has a population of 71,003, with Rafah camp adding a further 59,983 (2006 PCBS estimates, both aggregated: 130,986, 1997 Census: 91,931). The post office is situated on Omar bin al-Khataab street between al-Masri tower and city hall. An Egyptian office operated here from 1948--1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 23.07.1967.
رفـــــح / RAFAH / -1- IX a30.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (87) Rafah, Terminal Rafah, Terminal
عبور رفح
Rafah, Terminal Rafah, Al Awda Crossing, Alawda Crossing, Rafah Crossing
Pop.: n/a
Govern.: Raf
Opened: 1.10.1995
Postcode: 980
31°15' N, 34°16' E
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Border office at the Rafah Crossing, serving travellers to and from Egypt. First opened in 1995. A planned post office in the nearby airport has apparently never operated.
عـبــور رفــح / RAFAH TERMINAL / -2- IX a30.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (89) Ramallah, Central Sorting Ramallah, Central Sorting
الفرز المركزي
Ramallah, Central Sorting
Pop.: n/a
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 1997
PO Number: 101
Postcode: 600
31°54' N, 35°13' E
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Central sorting facilty in the Directorate General, al-Muntazah street, in al-Bireh.
الفرز المركزي / Central Sorting / 101 V26.01.2014
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الفرز المركزي / Central Sorting / 101 V20.04.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (97) Silwad Silwad
سلواد
Selwad
Pop.: 6,123
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 4.02.1976
PO Number: 206
Postcode: 650
31°59' N, 35°16' E
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Municipality in Ramallah & al-Bireh Governorate about 10 km NE of the muhfaza. Population rose frim 5,121 to 6,123 beteen the 1997 and 2007 censuses. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency between 17.03.1962 and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 4.02.1976. The PNA post office is in town hall (municipality building). Nearest other offices are al-Taybeh, al-Mazra aesh-Sharqiya, and Bir Zeit.
بريد سلواد / SILWAD / POST / 206 VIII a31.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (102) Al Taybeh Al Taybeh
الطيبة
Al Taiba, Ataybeh, At Tayba
Pop.: 1,452
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 6.03.1960
PO Number: 207
Postcode: 464
31°57' N, 35°18' E
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Christian village 11 km NE of the Ramallah/al-Bireh conurbation with only 1,452 inhabitants (2007 Census, 1997: 1,496). Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded from a postal agency on 4.09.1965) between 6.03.1960 and 5.06.1967. A new building was erected in 2009 on the main road just N of al-Lateen church. Silwad is 3 km to the W, with al-Mazra aesh-Sharqiya further to the N and Deir Debwan to the S.
بريد الطيبة / AL TAYBEH / POST / 207 VIII a31.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (103) Tubas Tubas
طوباس
Tobas, Toubas
Pop.: 16,154
Govern.: Tub
Opened: 1952
PO Number: 305
Postcode: 500
32°19' N, 35°22' E
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Governorate muhfaza with 16,154 residents in the 2007 Census, up 37% from the previous census in 1997 (11,760). Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded from a postal agency on 11.6.1960) from 1952(?)##. The office continues in the same building on Main Street (near the municipality), together with the PalTel offices. The nearest post office in the Governorate is al-Far'a Camp 4 km to the SW with al-Zababdeh 8 km towards Jenin in the N. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 24.08.1967.
بريـد طوبــاس / Tubas / Post Office / 1 III m25.03.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (106) Yaabad Yaabad
يعبد
Yabod, Yabad, Ya'bad
Pop.: 13,640
Govern.: Jen
Opened: 1963
PO Number: 703
Postcode: 250
32°27' N, 35°10' E
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Agricultural town 13 km W of Jenin. Between the 1997 and 2007 censuses its population increased from 10,756 to 13,640. The office is opposite the municipality building. Jordanian authorities operated a post office (upgraded from a postal agency on 11.07.1960) from (?) . A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 3.09.1967.Surrounding office include al-Kafreyat, Arraba, Baqa esh-Sharqiyah, and Qafen.
بريد يـعـبـد / YA'ABAD / POST / 703 VIII a26.03.2014
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Special Handstamps and Cachets

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830 معرض الطوابع الفلسطيني الروسي المشترك / فلسطين / بيت لحم / ٢٦.٠٤.٢٠١٤ / Bethlehem 26.04.2014 VI b37.10
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