An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




This study aimed to tackle Khan Younis internal structure according to data obtained from Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and to what extend it applies to the theories of cities internal structure. The study used the historical approach to track the city’s development up to present. In addition, it used the descriptive method to describe the study area and the distribution of its population in 18 neighborhoods. Furthermore, the study used factor analysis technique in order to find out Khan Younis factorial ecology. The results showed four factors that describe 92% of Khan-Younis city’s internal structure. First factor which was called “High education and high professions” described (68%) of the city’s internal structure. Second factor which was called “Lower education and lower professions” described (14%), Third factor which was called “The working in fishing, agriculture and crafts” described (5%), Fourth factor “The Villa factor” described (5%). Results showed the internal structure of the city doesn’t match any of the common city structure theories.