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District of Gaza
برْبره - ברברה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 4, 1948
Distance from district center 17 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #30 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly a combination of Giv'ati, Negev, and Yiftach brigades.
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Barbara inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans or hamolas For now, we're aware of the clans of Adwan, 'Ayesh, Ahmad, Younis, Al Ashqar, as well as branches of above, Saleh, Saad Al Din, Abu Sharik, Abu Selimeh, Al Sharif, Nashuan, Shehadeh, Hammad, Nasar, Abu Dubaa, and Eid. Please do not hesitate to contact us if your clan name is not listed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,477
Jewish 0
Public 501
Total 13,978
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 132
Irrigated & Plantation 2,952
Planted W/ Cereal 9,615
Built up 70
Cultivable 12,699
Non-Cultivable 1,209
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 402
1922 1,369
1931 1,546
1945 2,410
1948 2,796
Est. Refugees 1998 17,168
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 318
1948 575
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Barbara by Barbara.
Schools Barbara had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1921, and in 1947 it had an enrollment of 252 students.
Religious institutions Barbara had an old mosque which was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (1574-1596).
Shrines/maqams The village had a shrine/maqam for a local Muslim scholar known by al-Shaykh Yusuf al-Barbarawi.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Mavqi'im & Talmey yare
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The crumbled walls and debris of houses are all that remains of the village buildings. Some of the old streets are clearly identifiable. One area of the site serves as a garbage dump and a junkyard for old cars.""

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
احمد يونس يونس قطاع غزة, فلسطين
هيثم عايش حمدان حمدان -
ديانا - غزة, فلسطين
Feda.Adwan ADWAN sana'a, Yemen
أحمد عدوان عدوان -
Dr .yasser ayesh Ayesh Ayesh Riyadh
عاطف صالح عمان, الاردن
DR.Ahmed nassar nassar بربرة
Renad Adwan Jordan, Jordan
Abu Saleh Ayesh -
سامر أحمد أحمد غزة
أيمن عبد الحليم نصار البيضاء, ليبيا
حسن نصار غزة, بربرة
Abu Elzein زين الدين ramallah
جمال نصار نصار الدوحة
Wafa Halawa Gaza Strip, Palestine
Ayman Saleem Ahmad West Bank, Palestine
إسماعيل أحمد غزة, فلسطين
Barber Jones - -
bessan salam shehada amman
UM IBRAHEEM elashkar qatar, qatar
Rania Adwan Adwan -
jihad younis younis Palestine, Rafah-Gaza
randa adwan adwan riffa, bahrain
wael nassar nassar azyzya, saudi aribia
Mohammad Ali Adwan Adwan jeddah, saudi arabia
DR ABDALLA NASSAR nassar gaza
almaza abu-nahel abu-nahel marbella, spain
dr. ismail el-ashkar el-ashkar marbella, spain
Munir Hassan Adwan - Amman Jordan
Hassan Adwan Adwan Amman
Mahmoud Hammad Hammad Amman, Jordan
Ali Hag Abed Tayebah, Israel
zead m ABOU SHAWISH abou shawish syria, syria damascus
Mohamed Edwan - Istanbul, TURKEY
kamal adwan ., s.arabia
Rami Adwan Adwan -
Maysarah 3idwan Adwan ISTANBUL, Turkey
Afaf Adwan Adwan London, UK
Linda Hammad Hammad -
Aminah Hammad Hammad Texas, USA
محمود محسن احمد احمد Gaza, Palestine
abusami ahmed palestine , gaza strip
abd el jawad mousa hassan adwan adwan yemen, yemen
Mohammed - -
Abdel Gabbar Adwan Adwan -
MONTASER - 00966, saudi arabia
Mohammed Hammad Hammad Niedersachsen, Germany
aref ramadan AHMAD md, USA
abu suhail edwan malaga, spain
Sousan Hammad Hammad -
Buthayna Hammad Hammad Texas, usa
Nadia Hammad Hammad CO, USA
Muhammad Hammad Hammad -
Iman Hammad Hammad TX, USA
Ramsey Hammad Hammad Texas, USA
Edwan Edwan "E is Ain in arabic" -
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