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District of Jaffa
بيت دجن - בית דג'ן
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 25, 1948
Distance from district center 9 (km) East of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #22 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Chametz
Israeli attacking brigade Alexandroni Brigade
Defenders Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
A number of houses remain standing; some are deserted, and some are being used as office buildings or storage warehouses by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Dajan inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,261
Jewish 1,975
Public 3,091
Total 17,327
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 7,990 1,078
Irrigated & Plantation 3,195 758
Area planted w/ olives 35 0
Planted W/ Cereal 676 83
Built up 60 0
Cultivable 11,861 1,919
Non-Cultivable 3,431 56
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 633
1922 1,714
1931 2,653
1945 3,840
1948 4,454
Est. Refugees 1998 27,355
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 591
1948 992
Town's name through history Beit Dajan was mentioned in the Old Testament by Beth Dagon. During the Assyrian period, the village was known by Bit Daganna, and the Romans called it Keparada gon.
Schools Beit Dajan had two elementary schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys in 1920 and it had an enrollment of 353 boys in 1945; the 2nd school was for girls and it had an enrollment of 102 girls in 1945.
Archeological sites The Ummayyad Caliph Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik (A.D. 724- 743) built a palace in the village, and also the Crusades built a castle known by Casal Maen.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt Dagan, Mishrnar ha-Shiv'a, Chemed, and Gannot.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"A number of houses remain; some are deserted, others are occupied by Jewish families, or used as stores, office buildings, or warehouses. They exhibit a variety of architectural features. One inhabited house is made of concrete and has a rectangular plan, a flat roof, rectangular front windows, and two arched side windows. Another has been converted into the Eli Cohen synagogue; it is made of concrete and has a flat roof and a round-arched front door and window."

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