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Welcome To Hamama
District of Gaza
حمامه - חמאמה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 4, 1948
Distance from district center 24 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #13 on the map
Israeli military operation Third stage of the Israeli army's Operation Yo'av.
Israeli attacking brigade Giva'ti Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Hamama inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 26,855
Jewish 1,693
Public 12,818
Total 41,366
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 961 395
Irrigated & Plantation 4,325 134
Planted W/ Cereal 27,726 1,164
Built up 167 0
Cultivable 33,012 1,693
Non-Cultivable 6,494 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 462
1922 2,731
1931 3,405
1945 5,070 (60 Jewish)
1948 5,812
Est. Refugees 1998 35,689
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 865
1948 1476
Town's name through history During Byzantine period Hamama was known by Peleia.
Schools Hamama had two elementary schools:- the 1st was a school for boys which was founded in 1921, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 338 boys; and the 2nd school was for girls which was founded in 1946 and it had enrollment of 46 girls.
Local council The village had council which administered its local affairs.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contained Khirbat Khawr al-Bayk and Khirbat Shaykh 'Awad.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Nitzanim, Nitzanim-Kefar ha-No'ar, Beyt 'Ezra, & Eshkolot
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Bibliography and References

Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"No traces of village houses or landmarks remain"

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Ahmad Kaoud - -
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