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Welcome To 'Arab al-Bawati
District of Baysan
عرب البواطي/خربة الحكمة - ערב אל-בואטי
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district center 4 (km) Northeast of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -225 (meters)
Map location See location number #16 on the map
Israeli military operation Baysan valley clearing (Operation Gedion)
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Arab al-Bawati inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans or hamolas 'Arab al-Bawati was founded by a branch of the 'Arab al-Ghazzawiyya Bedouin tribe.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,412
Jewish 1,305
Public 3,924
Total 10,641
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,225 309
Planted W/ Cereal 3,403 996
Cultivable 5,628 1,305
Non-Cultivable 3,708 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 345
1931 461
1945 520
1948 603
Est. Refugees 1998 3,704
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 86
1948 112
Schools 'Arab al-Bawati students used to attend school in Baysan City.
Archeological sites The village has a khirbat which contained the ruins of walls, pillars, the foundations of buildings, and Roman milestones.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All of the village houses have been demolished. The remains of basalt stone walls and the square and circular foundations of buildings can be seen among the weeds/"

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