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Batir village west of Bethlehem Council got upgraded from the Ministry of Local Government to become a municipality.
Akram said Badr mayor of Batir in an interview together that based on a study conducted by the Ministry of Local Government about the services provided by the village council of Batir started, and financial situation, and the evolution of his performance of local government has decided to upgrade the Council to become mayor.
He Badr "Now we're a town with a population of 6,500 people, and will increase the services provided to citizens of the infrastructure, and building permits, as well as business services and paving the streets."
Batir and are classified into zones "b. C" and has no police station also lacks many of the service centers, currently being worked on building a service center and one is located in the porch area in Battir to serve the residents of the western villages, with a total population of about 30,000 people.