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District of Haifa
البطيمات - אל-בטימאת
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 31 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #41 on the map
Israeli military operation Battle for Mishmar Ha'emek
Israeli attacking brigade Most likely Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL) terror gang, which is the same terror gang that committed several massacres against many unarmed Palestinians. For example, see Dayr Yasin.
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, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Butaymat inhabitants mostly fled soon after the battle for Mishmar Ha'emek, and upon occupation it was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,832
Jewish 4,724
Public 1
Total 8,557
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 8 1
Area planted w/ olives 113 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,508 4,722
Built up 4 1
Cultivable 2,516 4,723
Non-Cultivable 1,313 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 112
1945 110
1948 128
Est. Refugees 1998 784
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 29
1948 33
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Even Yitzchaq
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is fenced in, overgrown with grass and cactuses. There are no traces of houses except for adobe bricks scattered around the site."

 

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