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Ein Karem in the Jerusalem hills

Ein Karem (Hebrew: , lit. “Spring of the Vineyard”, and Arabic: عين كارم‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} - ‘Ein Kārem or ′Ayn Karim) (also Ain Karem) is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest Jerusalem. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 16, 1948.<ref name=Morris_2004>The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, p.xx, village #360. Benny Morris, 2004. Also gives cause of depopulation.</ref><ref>Welcome To 'Ayn Karim</ref>

According to Christian tradition, John the Baptist was born in Ein Karem, leading to the establishment of many churches and monasteries. In 2010 the neighborhood had a population of 2,000.<ref name="Ein Karem under threat">Ein Karem under threat</ref> It attracts three million visitors a year, one-third of them pilgrims from around the world.<ref name="Ein Karem under threat"/>


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Ein Karem in the Jerusalem hills

Ein Karem (Hebrew: , lit. “Spring of the Vineyard”, and Arabic: عين كارم‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} - ‘Ein Kārem or ′Ayn Karim) (also Ain Karem) is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest Jerusalem. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 16, 1948.<ref name=Morris_2004>The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, p.xx, village #360. Benny Morris, 2004. Also gives cause of depopulation.</ref><ref>Welcome To 'Ayn Karim</ref>

According to Christian tradition, John the Baptist was born in Ein Karem, leading to the establishment of many churches and monasteries. In 2010 the neighborhood had a population of 2,000.<ref name="Ein Karem under threat">Ein Karem under threat</ref> It attracts three million visitors a year, one-third of them pilgrims from around the world.<ref name="Ein Karem under threat"/>


Ein Karem sections
Intro  History  Landmarks  Related sites in the area  Notable residents  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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