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District of Gaza
نعليا - נעליא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 4, 1948
Distance from district center 19 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #28 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly a combination of Giva'ti and Nagav Brigades.
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of a single village house.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Ni'ilya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,929
Jewish 0
Public 304
Total 5,233
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,084
Irrigated & Plantation 1,436
Planted W/ Cereal 2,215
Built up 19
Cultivable 4,735
Non-Cultivable 469
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 440
1922 687
1931 863
1945 1,310
1948 1,520
Est. Refugees 1998 9,332
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 169
1948 297
Schools Ni'ilya students used to attend school in al-Majdal city, and in the winter of 1948 the village built its elementary school for boys, which was never opened because of the war.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites Ni'ilya had burial places which contained tombs of people who were killed while battling the Crusades.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The city of Ashkelon is occupying village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only one house that had probably been built in a fruit orchard still stands and is currently inhabited by a Palestinian family. It has a flat roof and rectangular windows and door."

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
بلال الكحلوت - -
zanozza zanozza usa, usa
حمدي احمد ابراهيم الكحلوت الكحلوت غزة, غزة
eng.osama shaheen -
BHSammour سمور الرياض , الرياض
سمّور سمّور ابوظبي, الامارات
ابوطلال المقيد رفح شمال سيناء, مصر
محمد الكحلوت الكحلوت -
DrShaheen شاهين الرياض, السعودية
Mr Wonders سمّور USA
غزاوي شو يعني فش, نعليا
Dodiii78 Al Mokayed Riyadh, KSA
ابو دياب المقيد غزة, فلسطين
م.أبوبكر المقيد -
heno AL_MOQAYED jeddah, K.S.A
أبو أمير المقيد -
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