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Al-Karameh (Arabic: الكرامة‎), or simply Karameh, is a town in central Jordan, near the Allenby Bridge which spans the Jordan River. The river defines the border between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


Al-Karameh is located in Jordan
Location in Jordan
Coordinates: 31°57′5.76″N 35°34′48.75″E / 31.9516000°N 35.5802083°E / 31.9516000; 35.5802083Coordinates: 31°57′5.76″N 35°34′48.75″E / 31.9516000°N 35.5802083°E / 31.9516000; 35.5802083
Country Jordan
GovernorateBalqa Governorate

Al-Karameh was also the battleground for one of the main events in the history of the Palestinian national movement. In 1968, the city served as the political and military headquarters of the Palestinian Fatah movement led by Yasser Arafat. On 21 March 1968, al-Karameh became the site of the Battle of Karameh.[1]


  1. ^ "1968: Karameh and the Palestinian revolt". The Daily Telegraph. 2002-05-16. Retrieved 2008-09-03.