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Welcome To Bayt Jirja
District of Gaza
بيت جرجا - בית ג'ירג'א
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district center 15.5 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #36 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 one house remains. If this house is yours, then your are welcome to claim it back!
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Jirja inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,015
Jewish 116
Public 350
Total 8,481
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 434 98
Irrigated & Plantation 618 18
Planted W/ Cereal 6,911 0
Built up 25 0
Cultivable 7,963 116
Non-Cultivable 377 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 468
1922 397
1931 619
1945 940
1948 1,090
Est. Refugees 1998 6,696
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 115
1948 202
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams A shrine for al-Nabi Jirja.
Nearby wadies & rivers Bayt Jirja was overlooking Wadi al-'Abd.
Water supplies The village had number of wells, ranging in depth from 30 to 80 meters deep.
Archeological sites Bayt Jirja contained Khirbat 'Amuda, which was known to the Crusades by Amouhde, and it contained pottery fragments, cisterns, and a pool.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Mavqi'im, Ge'a, and Talmey Yafe.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is encircled by barbed wire fencing, with only the street and scattered rubble still visible. One house on the northern edge of the village remains, along with some sycamore trees and cactuses."

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hanimadi Madi Gaza, palestine
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Osaamaa أبو القرع NRW, Germany
ABU HUSSIAN ابوحسنين DOHA, QATAR
سامر ابو القرع غزة, غزة
ابو فراس ابو القرع جـــــــــدة
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Mohammed Al Araj - Amman
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خادم أهل البيت ابوندا -
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Dr. Ahmed Khalil Abu Nasser Abu Nasser Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Dr. Mohmood Khalil Abu Nasser Abu Nasser Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
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