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District of Gaza
المسمية الكبيرة - אל-מסמיה אל-כבירה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 8, 1948
Distance from district center 41 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #7 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation An-Far
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Giva'ti Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of its two schools and several houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Masmiyya al-Kabira inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 19,850
Jewish 229
Public 608
Total 20,687
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,005 0
Irrigated & Plantation 597 0
Planted W/ Cereal 18,086 229
Built up 135 0
Cultivable 19,688 229
Non-Cultivable 635 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 1,930
1931 1,756
1945 2,520
1948 2,923
Est. Refugees 1998 17,952
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 354
1948 589
Schools al-Masmiyya al-Kabira had two schools, one for boys and one for girls, which were founded in 1922 and 1944, respectively. The number of students reached 307 in the boys' school and 39 in the girls' in 1945.
Religious institutions Two mosques
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Bene Re'em, Yinnon, Achawa, and Chawwat Berurim
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The two schools and several village houses are extant. The girls' school is deserted, while the boys' school has been converted into an Israeli army installation. Some of the houses are inhabited but others have been turned into warehouses. One house serves as a shop where juice is sold. All are made of concrete with simple architectural features flat roofs and rectangular doors and windows. A date palm tree grows in the yard of a house that belonged to a Palestinian named Tawfiq al-Rabi. An Israeli gas station is located on the same spot where the village's station (once the property of Hasan 'Abd al-'Aziz and Nimr Muhanna) once stood."

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
ANSAM - غزة
Zayed ALSAYED ALSAYED France
يوسف دياب - اشارقة, اشارقة
عبدالقادر أبوناصر - Illinois, Illinois
free buird - -
yahia - -
محمد الحارث مهنا مهنا KUWAIT
إبراهيم أحمد مهنا مهنا الكويت
فادي سيف سيف عمان, الأردن
ابو جعفر مهنا غزة, فلسطين
muhanned الهدهود الوسطى , فلسطين
OMAR AWADALLLAH ASAF AWADALLAH -
احمد عبد الحليم حجازي - -
تيسير محمود العاصي - uae, alain
عماد علي حسن سيف سيف ابوظبي, الامارات
الدكتور احمد طبية طبية عمان, الاردن
mohannd mohanna مهنا Dubai UAE
زهير85 حجازي عمان , الاردن
Ahmad Abu Aljoud - amman, jordan
Amer Yaghi Yaghi Amman, Jordan
Abo Ahmad Sa'ed Mehanna Aba-Lkhil -
OMAR DIAB - QATAR, QATAR
ahmad - gaza, palstine
عمر مهنـــــــا مهنا Qatar, Qatar
محمد طلال مهنا مهنا U.A.E
Osama Khalil Abdel-Fattah Abu Daia Abu Daia Surrey , United Kingdom/UAE
خضر السيد - -
محمد أحمد ياغي ياغي -, الأمارات
Raid Abdelrahman Yaghi Yaghi Abu Dhabi
R.Yaghi ياغي Benghazi, Libya
mosa - ankara
احمد مهنـــا - jordan, jordan
رائد دياب دياب -
سامح مهنا مهنا -
Yasser Mahmoud Zedan Zedan (Muhanna ) kuwait, kuwait
Abo Ahmad Mehanna -
إبراهيم مهنا مهنا -
aaed MOHANNA ST. PETESBURG, RUSSIA
majed mohanna مهنا غزة, فلسطين
yousef omer yousef zidan zidan oost-vlaanderen, belgium
Mohammad AbuRizik AbuRizik -
د.عمر ياغي YAGHI alain, UAE
ibraheem amer muhanna muhanna gaza, palestine
Yousef Yaghi amman, jordan
Eyas Mahmmoud Mohammad Yaghi Yaghi Riyadh
NAB Al Baghdadi Gaza
Nadine Yaghi yaghi Jerusalem, Palestine
Firas yaghi - jerusalem
ثائر حسين علي سيف سيف Abu dhabi
Mohammed Abdussamea Abdulla Qasem Saif Saif AbuDhabi, U A E
بسام سيف دير البلح
موسى محمود موسى ياغي ياغي -
محمد عساف - -
riyad diab diab gaza, palestine
b.yaghi YAGHI abu dhabi
Mustafa Mohamed Mohanna Mohanna Gaza, Palestine
Firas Yaghi Yaghi Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Nabil Mahmoud Hassan Abedrabu Othman Muhanna Muhanna Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mutaz Abuhayeh Abu Hayeh Amman
Dr. muhammad deyab Deyab QATAR, QATAR
iim muhanna -
m.yaghi Yaghi amman, Jordan
mhanna gaza alcorcon, madrid
kamal Abodayeh Abodayeh Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Wael Mahanna Mhanna Buenos Aires, Argentina
yooos yagi amman, jordan
امـــجــد كيلاني كيلاني الخبر, الخبر
dr anas abu al joud (yaghi) amman, jordan
hasan ghazi mhanna - madrid, spain
ehabdiab DIAB +974, qatar
Amar Zedan Zedan( Muhanna) OH, USA
Mahmoud Zedan( Abou Adli) Zedan OH, USA
yousif yaghi palestine, palestine
Mohammed Muhanna Muhanna -
ibrahim mohammad yaghi baq'a camp, jordan
ismail yaghi - riyadh
Firas AL-Ramly - AL-Khobar, Saudi arabia
Abdul-Majeed Y. Abou-Zaanoonah Abou-Zaanoonah jordan
Ra'ed Mahmoud Abou-Zedan Abou-Zedan (Mehenna) California, USA
Ibrahim Mehanna - -
Ibrahim Yaghi Yaghi Aqaba, Jordan
fnramly AL-Ramly Jeddah 21411, Saudi Arabia
Husam Yaghi Yaghi -
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