Village of Batir
Batir Canaanite village stretching effects of thousands of years handed down through several civilizations such as the Canaanites, the Giants and the Romans, Greece and the Islamic state is not triggered continue to exist until today.
And the meaning of Batir house bird proportion of the word Canaanite Bet.tyara to the large variety of bird and fertile soil and provide fresh springs also explains that Batir mean amputation or cutting because its location overlooking the high edge of rock inaccessible except three narrow roads and difficult traffic, including private invaders foot.
The village of Batir west of the city of Bethlehem and south of Jerusalem - away from Jerusalem, about 8 kilometers only, and Bethlehem, about 9 kilometers and a total area of more than 12,000 acres.
Part of this land (3,000 acres) located along the railway connecting train between Jerusalem-Jaffa in the occupied zone in 1948 (green line) which is planted with olives and almonds, grapes, vegetables, benefiting farmers from Rhodes Agreement signed in 1949 and the judge to allow them access to their land that runs along the Railway.
The population of Batir residents of more than 6,000 people, including 5,610 people enrolled in the Palestinian Interior Directorate in Bethlehem, and about 400 people carrying the blue identity They are the people of Battir and its inhabitants, in addition to more than a hundred people from other provinces living in Batir and their property there.