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District of Gaza
جولس - ג'וליס
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date June 11, 1948
Distance from district center 26.5 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #18 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak (lightening)
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade's Third Battalion
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses remain.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Julis inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,225
Jewish 0
Public 359
Total 13,584
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,360
Irrigated & Plantation 931
Planted W/ Cereal 10,803
Built up 30
Cultivable 13,094
Non-Cultivable 460
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 204
1922 481
1931 682
1945 1,030
1948 1,195
Est. Refugees 1998 7,337
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 165
1948 289
Schools Julis had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1937, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 86 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams Julis had a shrine for al-Shaykh Khayr who was killed while fighting the Crusades.
Archeological sites Julis contained three archaeological sites: the 1st was Rasm al-Farsh, the 2nd was Shaykh Khayr, and the 3rd was Khirbat al-Biyar.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Hodiyya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only a few houses remain. Most of them are made of cement, and have simple architectural features: flat roofs and rectangular doors and windows. One has two storeys and another has an 'iliyya. One house, in the southwestern section of the site, is occupied by Jewish residents."

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محمد أبو عويضة أبو عويضة غزة, فلسطين
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عيد حلمي بديع عنبر ANBAR riyadh, saudia arabia
فؤاد حلمي بديع عنبر ANBAR riyadh, saudia arabia
بديع حلمي بديع عنبر ANBAR riyadh, saudia arabia
إبراهيم حلمي بديع عنبر ANBAR riyadh, saudia arabia
محمد حلمي بديع عنبر ANBAR riyadh, saudia arabia
yazan jaser al naqleh النقله الدوحه, قطر
ابونايف - -
حسام عماد غزة, فلسطين
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ابو العبد شتات غزة, السلطان
بديع عنبر - palestine, gaza
عنبر بديع عيد عنبر عنبر -
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رائد ابو خضير العاصمة, الاردن
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شباب المستقبل - القدس, حارس
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Alaa Jebreel Emad - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
HELMI BADEI AED ANBAR ANBAR RIYADH, SAUDIA ARABIA
Elassar Elassar USA
RASHAD AL-ASSAR - 00971-4, 00971-4
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Maged Abdel-hamid EL NAKLA - -
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