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District of Jaffa
يازور - יאזור
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 6 (km) East of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #21 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Chametz
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Israeli acts of terror On the 11 December 1947, a terror attack was launched against Yazur's coffee house murdering six villagers.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Yazur was mostly destroyed with the exception of its shrines.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Yazur inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,742
Jewish 1,428
Public 637
Total 11,807
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 6,272 451
Irrigated & Plantation 1,689 80
Area planted w/ olives 30 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,461 864
Built up 87 0
Cultivable 9,422 1,395
Non-Cultivable 870 33
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 275
1922 1,284
1931 2,337
1945 4,030
1948 4,675
Est. Refugees 1998 28,708
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 419
1948 838
Town's name through history During Assyrian period, Yazur was referred to by Azuru.
Schools Yazur had two schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys founded in 1920 and it had an enrollment of 430 students in 1945; the 2nd was an elementary school for girls founded in 1933 and it had an enrollment of 150 girls in 1945.
Notable people from town Yazur was the birthplace of Amad Jibril the leader of PFLP-General Command (al-Qyadeh al-'Ameh), and also the birth place of al-Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Yazuri, who became a powerful minister in A.D. 1050 during the Fatimid period.
Religious institutions Yazur's mosque was built on the foundation of Crusaders Church
Shrines/maqams A shrine of a local sage known by Sayyiduna Haydara, plus one other shrine for an unknown individual (both are remain standing).
Water supplies Yazur had numerous artesian wells which were being used for irrigation and drinking water,
Archeological sites The village contains the remains of a Crusade fort called The Casal des Plaines, built in 1191 for Richard the Lionheart, still survives in the old village, where there is a multi-domed seventeenth-century mosque and a tomb from the fourth millennium BC.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Miqwe Yisrael and Azor
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Two village shrines remain standing. One is made of stone and its roof is topped with a dozen domes clustered around a more prominent dome at the center. A number of other structures and houses also are still intact; some are utilized for various"

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