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Aida (Arabic:عايده) (also spelled 'Ayda) is a Palestinian refugee camp situated 2 kilometers North of Bethlehem and 1 kilometer North of Beit Jala in the central West Bank. Named after a famous coffeehouse (maqhah) located on the site in the early 1940s,[1] Aida camp was established in 1950 and covered an area of 66 dunams.[2]

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the camp had a population of approximately 3,260 refugees in mid-year 2006.[3] It is the location of the Al Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center.[4]

Pope Benedict XVI visited the refugee camp during his Middle East pilgrimage visit to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine in May 2009.

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