Abasan al-Kabira ( Arabic عبسان الكبيرة, DMG ʿAbasān al-kabīra , also Abasan al-Kebira ) is a city with 23,000 inhabitants in the Chan Yunis governorate , in the southern Gaza Strip . It is located south-east of the district town of Chan Yunis near the border with Israel . The name translates as Abasan the big , in contrast to the neighboring town Abasan as-Saghira with about 7,000 inhabitants, whose name Abasan means the small . Both localities have grown together in recent years and now form an urban space by Chan Yunis. The last unemployment rate was 28% (2011), the average daily income was 55 Israeli shekels (2011, which at that time was just over 11 euros ). As a result of the Fatah-Hamas conflict in 2006 and 2007, which led to the de facto partition of the Palestinian territories , Hamas took sole control of the city's administration.
- Population development 2007-2016 (forecast) in Chan Yunis Governorate on the website of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved December 3, 2015 .
- Unemployment rate by governorate on the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics website. Retrieved December 3, 2015 .
- Average daily earnings by governorate on the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics website. Retrieved December 3, 2015 .