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District of Jaffa
السوالمة - ערב א-סואלמה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 30, 1948
Distance from district center 11 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #5 on the map
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
al-Sawalima was completely obliterated with the exception of one school room still standing
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Sawalima inhabitants were intimidated into fleeing by the Haganah and IZL (ETZEL) on March 30th 1948, especially after the IZL's kidnapping of al-Shaykh Muwannis notables.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,844
Jewish 0
Public 98
Total 5,942
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 894
Irrigated & Plantation 191
Planted W/ Cereal 4,566
Cultivable 5,651
Non-Cultivable 291
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 429
1945 800
1948 928
Est. Refugees 1998 5,699
Schools al-Sawalima had an elementary school for boys in founded in 1946, and it had an initial enrollment of 31 students (one school room remain standing).
Inhabitants place of origin The village was frist founded and settled by the nomadic' Arab al-Sawalima.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated 2 km north of al-'Awja River.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Neveh Sharet
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"No identifiable traces of the former dwellings (tents or adobe houses) remain. Only the remnants of the one-room school are discernable."

 

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
هتــلر السوالمه نابلس
زياد درويش سوالمة السوالمة نابلس مخيم بلاطة
ابو حسن - -
ابو رشدي - -
abou frah - dubai
AbdelRaouf Sawalmeh Sawalmeh Dubai, UAE
جهاد المهر المهر -
محمد السوالمه عبدالله عمان, فاسطين
Jamil Sawalmeh Al Sawalmeh West Bank, Palestine
Abu_Alm3tsm - فلسطين, فلسطين
المغترب السوالمه -
محمود نشأت السوالمة السوالمة ابو ضبي, الامارات
Nedal Sawalmeh Al Faraa - Palestine, Palestine
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