Location of Ras Abu Ammar

My best efforts to pin the exact location of Ras Abu Ammar

Administrative lines shift quickly through the years, while my grandfather assumed he was “Rasi” which translates to “those of er-Ras”. Ras Abu Ammar was never clearly or distinctively belonging to one district or sub-district more than the other.

This Chapter like many other books classifies Ras Abu Ammar with villages of Jerusalem. Granted it was called Er Ras
In 1879 this German publication showed Ras Abu Ammar as belonging to the District of Hebron. Importantly it is registered as North of Kabu

The majority of the residents Ras Abu Ammar moved to Bethlehem and the surrounding areas, Beit Jala, Beit Ssahour, Dheisheh and Aida refugee camps.

While many References refer to Tsur Hadasa being built on the ruins of Ras Abu Ammar. It seems to be clear that Tsur Hadasa was built on lands belonging to the village. So was Begin Park. With 8.2 km² of land belonging to the village, it is clear that houses cluster was the main location of the village

Mevo Beitar, a moshav shitufi (think Kibbutz, but not so much) was built on the remains of Kabu, and Ras Abu Ammar was North of that location by all accounts. Additionally, Ras Abu Ammar was surrounded on three sides by a Wadi called Wadi As Sarar. That translates into the valley of pebbles, additionally, there is a road that ran south of Ras Abu Ammar to Bethlehem, which fit this location below perfectly.