Deir Razih is an open, spacious village found 11km southwest of Hebron, and which relies mainly on nearby Dura for its services and shops. At the entrance from the main road is a welcome sign, erected in August 2015, which is indicative of the friendliness of the residents who remain living there. Any visitors are unlikely to leave without first being treated to Arabic coffee in a family’s home.
There is a particularly beautiful old stone house at the entrance to Deir Razih, as well as the remains of an Old Town spread throughout. Most of the residents rely on agriculture, and the sight of chickens scampering around is a common one. There is also a small mosque constructed in 2003. But life has been made difficult for residents of Deir Razih by the close proximity of three Israeli settlements, causing many to leave the village.
The Palestinian Authorities are not allowed to enter Deir Razih and Israel has banned the construction of any new buildings, stopping the village from expanding.
Population: 268 (2007)