A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

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post offices in Palestine: area map for (20) Bani Zeid ash Sharqiya Bani Zeid ash Sharqiya
بني زيد الشرقية
Bani Zeid al-Sharqiya ('Arura, Mazari al-Nubani), Bani Zaid Alsharqiyah, Bani Zeid al-Sharqia
Pop.: 5,083
Govern.: Ram
Opened: 2009
PO Number: 215
Postcode: 660
32°03' N, 35°10' E
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Town in Ramallah Governorate, 4 km S of Salfit and 20 km N of Ramallah. The municipality was created in 2005 by the merger of villages 'Arura and Mazari al-Nubani with a population of 5,083 (Census 2007, 1997: 3,863, 1945: 1,750). Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency in 'Arura between 13.01.1966 and 4.06.1967. The PNA office, is on Masqat Street, next to Masqat health centre in 'Arura; nearest other offices are Bani Zeid al-Gharbiyeh to the W, Abwein to the E, and Bir Zeit to the S.
بريد بني زيد الشرقية / BANIZEID ALSHARQIAH / POST / 218 VIII a15.01.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (23) Beit Jala Beit Jala
بيت جالا
Beit Jala
Pop.: 11,758
Govern.: Bet
Opened: 1910
PO Number: 502
Postcode: 160
31°43' N, 35°11' E
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Largely christian town just NW of Bethlehem, about 10 km S of Jerusalem, with some 12,000 inhabitants (1997 Census: 11,957, 2007 Census: 11,758. Nearest other office is Bethlehem. An Egyptian office worked between 24.12.1948 and (?)## .Jordanian authorities operated a post office between 1949(?) and 5.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 23.08.1967. The PNA post office is on Tujjar street.
مكتب بريد بيت جالا / BEET JALA / Post Office III m R23.02.2016
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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.
مكتب بريد بيت لحم / BETHLEHEM POST OFFICE / 2 III c30.03.2015
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (35) Bidya Bidya
بديا
Bedia, Biddya, Biddia
Pop.: 8,064
Govern.: Sal
Opened: 27.05.1995
PO Number: 808
Postcode: 380
32°07' N, 35°05' E
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The second largest city of Salfit Governorate with 8,064 (Census 2007, 1997: 6,058) residents; about 10 km NW of Salfit and 13 km SW of Nablus. Nearest other post offices are Bruqin to the S, Kafr Thulth and Azun to the N, Kufel Haris and Deir Istiya to the E. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 16.10.1963.
بريد بـديـا / Bidya Post III i1.03.2016
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بريد بـديـا / Bidya / POST/ 808 VIII a19.08.2011
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (47) Gaza, El Shijaia Gaza, El Shijaia
غزة - الشجاعية
Gaza, Gaza El Shijaia, Gaza Al Shuja'iyeh
Pop.: ,n/a
Govern.: Gaz
Opened: 1865
Postcode: 860
31°30' N, 34°28' E
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El-Shijaia is just E of Gaza Old City, where the first post office was opened in 1865 by the Ottoman authorities. An Egyptian office operated here from 1948--1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 13.07.1967. The current office is situated near the corner of al-Wehda and Salah al-Din streets, opposite the local police station.
الشـجاعية / EL SHIJAIA / -1- IX a7.03.2016
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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.
الطـرود البريديـة / غـــزة / GAZA / POSTAL PARCELS V27.09.2007
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (51) Gaza, Omer El Mokhtar Gaza, Omer El Mokhtar
غزة - عمرالمختار
Gaza, Omer El Mokhtar, Omar El Mokhtar
Pop.: 409680
Govern.: Gaz
Opened: 17.10.1996
PO Number: 909
Postcode: 850
31°33' N, 34°27' E
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Governorate capital with a population of 409,680 (2006 mid-yearestimate). The first post office was opened in 1865 by the Ottoman authorities. A post office (New Gaza 5) under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 9.04.1968. The city's main post office is in the MTIT building on Omar al-Mukhtar Street between Abu Khadra mosque and the municipal park. From 4.11.2012, the office moved temporaily to the Government Computer Complex building Abu Khadra. The PO was re-opened on 12.02.2013 with an official ceremony on 26.02.2013 (5.03.2013?).
عـمـر المخـتـار / OMAR EL MOKHTAR IX a29.12.2014
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (63) Jayyus Jayyus
جيوس
Jayyous
Pop.: 2,894
Govern.: Qal
Opened: 2004
PO Number: 819
Postcode: 353
31°12' N, 35°02' E
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Agricultual village in Qalqilya Governorate, about 6 km E of the muhfaza. Population: 2,894 (Census 2007, 1997: 2,349). Nearest other office is Azun to the S. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 8.11.1965.
بريد جيوس / Jayyus Post III i11.03.2015
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (65) Jericho Jericho
أريحا
Jericho (Ariha)
Pop.: 18,346
Govern.: Ari
Opened: 1900
PO Number: 601
Postcode: 580
31°51' N, 35°27' E
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Ancient city, 258 metres below sea level, one of the oldest and continuously inhabited places in the world, hence the postmark inscription "the oldest city in the world". Muhfaza (seat) of the PNA governorate. The city's population was 18,346 (Census 2007, 1997: 14,674) though the office serves practically the entire governorate's population of over 42,000. An Ottoman post office was first opened in 1900, the PNA office is on Amman street (Kramah st) just off Palestine Square (PalTel/Ministry of Communication building). Jordanian authorities operated a post office (district main PO) between 1948(? - EKP: 18.04.1949) and 6.06.1967. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 12.07.1967.
مكتب بريد أريحـا / Jericho Post Office III i23.03.2015
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (67) Kafr Kaddom Kafr Kaddom
كفرقدوم
Kefer Qaddom, Kafr Qaddum
Pop.: 2,908
Govern.: Qal
Opened: 11.03.2003
PO Number: 812
Postcode: 370
32°13' N, 35°09' E
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Village in Qalqilya Governorate, 16 km E of the muhfaza and 10 km W of Nablus. Popululation stans at 2,908 (Census 2007, 1997: 2,481). Surrounding offices are in Beit Lid, Deir Istiya, Azun, and Jayyus. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency from 13.06.1963.
بـريد كـفرقـدوم / Kafr Kaddom Post III i11.03.2015
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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 / 1 III a25.03.2014
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نـابـلــس / NABLUS / 2 III c25.03.2014
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نـابـلــس / NABLUS / 5 III c25.03.2014
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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.
بـريد قلقيلية / Qalqilya Post / 1 III f M11.03.2015
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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.
عــبــور رفـــح / RAFAH TERMINAL / -1- 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 V10.05.2015
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الفرز المركزي / Central Sorting / 101 V9.06.2015
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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.
الطيبــه / TAYBEH II d11.02.2000
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (104) Tulkarm Tulkarm
طولكرم
Toolkerem, Tulkarem, Tul-Karm, Tul Qarem
Pop.: 21,300
Govern.: Tul
Opened: 1906
PO Number: 801
Postcode: 300
32°19' N, 35°02' E
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Governorate capital with (when including Tulkarm Camp & Dhinnaba) a population of 61,941 (Census 2007, 1997: 50,293), directly on the Green Line and now almost entirely surrounded by the Apatheid Wall. The first post office in the city opened under Ottoman rule in 1906. Jordanian authorities operated a post office (district main PO) from (date?)##. A post office under control of the Israeli military occupation forces existed from 16.07.1967. The nearest other post office is Nur Shams Camp (situated in East Dhinnaba) with Deir al-Gusun, Bala'a, Anabta, and Beit Lid further away.
طـولكرم / TULKARM / 2 III a26.03.2014
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بريد طولكرم / TULKARM POST / 3 III b16.03.2015
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post offices in Palestine: area map for (105) Al 'Ubeidiya Al 'Ubeidiya
العبيدية
Al 'Ubeidiya, al-Ubeidiya, al-Obaidya, Al Ubeidiya, Alubiedyeh
Pop.: 10,753
Govern.: Bet
Opened: 2005
PO Number: 505
Postcode: 184
31°43' N, 35°17' E
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Town in Bethelehem Governorate about 9 km NE of the muhfaza with 10,753 residents in the 2007 Census (1997: 6,257). Beit Sahur, Za'tara & al-Aizariya are the neearest other post offices. The office is, together with the libary in municipaliy buildings (town hall) on main street. Jordanian authorities operated a postal agency between 30.09.1965 and 4.06.1967.
مكتب بريد العبيدية / ALUBIEDYEH / Post Office III m R18.02.2016
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835 البريـد الفلسـطيني / بيت لحم / مهد السيد المسيح / Merry / Christmas / Palestine Post / Bethlehem /* Nativity / 24/12/2015 / 194 VI b37.70
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