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A unit of area used for land measurement in Israel and usually equal to 1,000 square meters.

[Modern Israeli Hebrew, from Turkish dönüm; see donum.]
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(Units) a unit of land area measurement used in Israel equivalent to 1,000 square metres
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The Israeli forces detained more than 450 Palestinians and seized thousands of dunams of Palestinian farmland (dunam is a unit of land measuring 1,000 square meters).
An area of 70 dunams (70,000 square meters) has also been allocated for free parking for the Fair.
Baquba / NINA / - A Fire broke out devoured more than (50) dunams of wheat crop in the Azim area of Diyala province.
Ramallah, Apr 9 (Petra) The Israeli occupation authority on Tuesday issued a military order for the expropriation of 385 dunams (about 100 acres) of agricultural land in the northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank to build a new road for Jewish settlers.
Silwan is very big, it was around 100.000 dunams at some point.
Ashrawi also condemned Israeli plans to appropriate 1,200 dunams (300 acres) of occupied Palestinian land in Bethlehem to expand the illegal settlements of Efrat and Gush Etzion, including land inscribed as world heritage under threat by UNESCO.
Israeli officials confiscated 3,439 dunams (3.439 square kilometers) of private Palestinian land in the West Bank, including 1,182 dunams (1.182 square kilometers) in the strategic Jordan Valley.
The surveys included 16 villages in Mare' District and 14 villages in B'zaah District, where 409 agricultural lands were chosen from a total of 614 lands, with a total area of 30.821 Dunams, as the pumps in this land need 90,990 liters of diesel monthly scheduled to be distributed within the next days.
The total value of fruit crops rose from Dh 238.1 million to Dh 289.98 million, an increase of 21.8 per cent, with the area under cultivation rising from 21,335 dunams to 25,533 dunams, or 19.7 per cent.
Hundreds of dunams of crops caught fire Wednesday in the fields of Kibbutz Be'eri adjoining the Gaza Strip when a burning paper kite was tossed over the border from Gaza.
The events of Land Day date back to March 30, 1976 when Palestinians in the occupied territories observed a general strike in protest against the expropriation of thousands of dunams of land by occupation forces to build Israeli settlements.
Rather, the government of Israel-- in blatant defiance of all humanitarian and international laws -- has confiscated 2,000 dunams of land in the town of Yatta in Hebron, in addition to its decision to confiscate 4,000 dunams of land in Bethlehem and Hebron, and the destruction of factories and economic establishments.