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District of Jerusalem
دير آبان - דיראבאן
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 19, 1948
Distance from district center 21 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 300(meters)
Map location See location number #31 on the map
Defenders Local militia and Egyptian Army/Muslim Brotherhood Battalion
Refugees' migration route Population most likely ethnically cleansed eastwards to Bethlehem or to the Hebron hills.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Deir Abban was completely destroyed and defaced, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Dayr Aban inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 21,578
Jewish 376
Public 780
Total 22,734
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,580 162
Area planted w/ olives 530 0
Planted W/ Cereal 14,925 19
Built up 51 0
Cultivable 16,505 181
Non-Cultivable 5,799 195
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 127
1922 1,214
1931 1,534
1945 2,100
1948 2,436
Est. Refugees 1998 14,960
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 321
1948 509
Town's name through history The Romans referred to the Deir Abban by Abenezer.
Religious institutions Dayr Abban had a mosque called al-'Umari mosque.
Water supplies A pipeline was constructed to transport water from 'Ayn Marjalayn (5 km to the east).
Archeological sites Dayr Abban contains three khirbats: Khirbat Jinna'ir, Khirbat Haraza, and Khirbat al-Suyyag.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tzor'a, Machseya, Beyt Shemesh, and Yish'i
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
High piles of stone rubble, collapsed roofs, iron rafters, and parts of standing walls are visible on the site (see photo). A cave at the northern edge has a gate topped with a circular arch. A well with a metal cover can be seen next to a stone arch that stands alone; the rest of this structure is gone.

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
ابو صرار صرار الكويت -الاردن
ZAIN الكراملة AMMAN
شاهين ابن هذيل -
المعتزبالله جعاره ديرآبان السعودية
Oday Muhaisen بني هذيل Amman, Jordan
قيس اسحق احمد ابوتينة الكراملة / ال ابو تينة يارسلافل, روسيا
حسن حسين خليل صرار - مادبا, الاردن
bentjaara jaara Darmstadt, Deutschland
عامر زاهر الكسابره الكسابره عمان, الاردن
ضياء الحق جعاره - -
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حاتم عبد النبي سلامة أبو ظبي, الامارات
بلال عودة عودة مأدبا
Fadi udwan Dassan amman
محمد عوده الاردن, الاردن
عادل الباز -
خالد مصطفى الدعامسة الدعامسة السويد
ثائر جعارة ديرابان -
ساهر فلسطين سويد عمان
علاء الدين الدعامسه الدعامسه swansea , united kingdom
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سمير محيسن ديربان germany
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Ramadan Farhan Salameh Karamleh Indiana, USA
روان عوده الكويت, الاردن
Dr. Mohammed Atallah الوعره riradh, Saudi Arabia
N. shraim shraim Amman, Jordan
Architect, Mohammad H.K.Sarrar Sarrar Amman, Jordan
أبو هيثم القراملة بيت لحم, فلسطين
نعيم عميره عميره -
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Ala' Dasan علاء دعسان Qaramlah القراملة Jordan الأردن
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