dunum


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dun·um

(do͝on′əm)
n.
See donum.

[Arabic dūnum; see donum.]
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A farmer with 100 palm trees or farmland of 20 dunums (a dunum is 900 square meters) will also be granted a farmhand visa.
"The rain saved us from drought, thank God," Abdul Karim Trudi told AFP at his 40 dunum (four-hectare, nine-acre) farm in Shuneh, west of the capital Amman.
<p>He noted that the cereal sector needs 3,000 tonnes of wheat and 2,000 tonnes of barley for the coming season, adding that the ministry will cover the remaining quantity from the local cereal market.a He pointed out that the ministry will provide wheat farmers with seeds at preferential prices in order to encourage them to plan the crop in the next season, adding that the ministry also supports farmers with JD5 for each dunum planted with wheat.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians inside Israel demonstrated against Israeli government confiscation of 21,000 dunums (1 dunum equals 1000 square meters) of their land.
Located near the Al-Aarub refugee camp, the hospital complex sits on 40 dunums of land and comprises eight buildings (a dunum is roughly equivalent to one acre).
Agronomist Shehada Nasrallah said drawing water out of the pool and denying it the Golan farmers have caused an environmental catastrophe in the region, with tons of fish are perishing and orchards, trees and crops are drying out.Heexplained that each dunum of agricultural land needs about 800 cubic meters of water annually, while the Israeli occupation gives farmers only 200 cubic meters for irrigation, which causes damage to crops, noting that the average production per dunum reaches 17 tons annually, whereas in the settlers' farms, it reaches 35 tons.
According to Israeli data for 2011, 600,000 dunums of "state lands" were allocated to the settlements and 400,000 "to the Settlement Brigade," which means that 370 dunums of land have been allocated to the settlements in return for 1 dunum for the Palestinians, and more than 18,000 dunums were allocated for Industrial and commercial settlement purposes in 2011.
The Islamic Christian Council said in a statement that the Israeli military authorities seized 267 dunums (one dunum = 1000 square meters) of church land in the villages of Bardala and Tayasir in the Toubas governorate and the northern Jordan Valley.
Last month a group of Jewish settlers confiscated a dunum of Al-Khader lands and planted it with olive seedlings in an attempt to create a Jewish control in the area, the statement added.
Ensour also told dignitaries and local officials of Mn at a meeting in his office that the government would carry out the King's makruma (royal gesture) under which a 70,000-dunum plot of state-owned land will be distributed to the residents of Mn, or one dunum per Mn citizen who bears a national number.