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Welcome To al-Burj, Khirbat
District of Haifa
خربة البرج - ח'ירבת אל-ברג'
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date February 15, 1948
Distance from district center 34.5 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #44 on the map
Israeli military operation Terror campaign before the start of the war
Israeli attacking brigade Some unknown terror unit from the Haganah.
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely obliterated, only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Burj, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 15
Jewish 4,933
Public 343
Total 5,291
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 968
Irrigated & Plantation 13 1,190
Planted W/ Cereal 0 2,607
Cultivable 13 4,765
Non-Cultivable 345 168
Archeological sites Khirbat al-Burj contained khirbat Tel al-Burayj, which had the foundations of buildings and granite columns.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Binyamina
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Much of the site is covered by rubble. The walls of a large stone building (possibly a khan; see Glossary) are still standing."

 

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