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Welcome To Umm al-Faraj
District of Acre
أُم الفرج - אום אל-פרג'
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 21, 1948
Distance from district center 10.5 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 30 (meters)
Map location See location number #12 on the map
Israeli military operation Second stage of Operation Ben-Ami
Israeli attacking brigade Carmeli Brigade
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Umm al-Faraj was mostly destroyed with the exception of its mosque.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Umm al-Faraj inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 821
Jewish 0
Public 4
Total 825
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 745
Irrigated & Plantation 42
Planted W/ Cereal 18
Built up 15
Cultivable 805
Non-Cultivable 5
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 200
1922 377
1931 415
1945 800
1948 928
Est. Refugees 1998 5,699
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 94
1948 210
Town's name through history The Crusaders referred to al-Faraj by Le Fierge.
Religious institutions One mosque, which is still standing but in need of renovations! Any volunteers?
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ben 'Ammi
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only the stone mosque remains. It is shut and stands in a state of decay amid tall wild grass."


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