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Welcome To Huj
District of Gaza
هوج - הוג'
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 31, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #43 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Negev Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Army
Refugees' migration route Huj refugees were forced to Dimra, however, many refugees attempted to go back during the truce, but they were terrorized into fleeing again.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Despite the inhabitants friendly relationship with the Zionists, the village has been completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 16,741
Jewish 4,236
Public 1,011
Total 21,988
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 93 16
Planted W/ Cereal 16,236 4,035
Built up 34 40
Cultivable 16,329 4,051
Non-Cultivable 1,389 145
Population
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 200
1922 426
1931 618
1945 1,040 (230 Jewish)
1948 940
Est. Refugees 1998 5,770
Town's name through history Huj was identified with an ancient town of Oga, from which the village may have picked up its name from!
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Dorot
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only one dilapidated building remains, a concrete structure with rectangular doors and windows and a flat roof. Its former function is not clear; it now serves as a farm storehouse. One can also identify the remnants of a watering trough."

 

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