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Welcome To Ism Allah, Khirbat
District of Jerusalem
خربة إسم الله - ח'ירבת איסמאללה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 17, 1948
Distance from district center 26 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 300 (meters)
Map location See location number #12 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Har'el Brigade
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Khirbat Ism Allah was mostly destroyed with the exception of few deserted houses.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Ism Allah, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 568
Jewish 0
Public N/A
Total 568
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 3
Planted W/ Cereal 485
Cultivable 488
Non-Cultivable 80
before occupation
Year Population
1945 20
1948 23
Est. Refugees 1998 143
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 4
Water supplies Khirbat Ism Allah had a spring to the west which supplied it with fresh water.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Uriyya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The caves in the northern part of the site still show evidence of their former use as dwellings; the remains of arched entrances are present. In the southern part of the site, a few ruined houses are surrounded by low stone walls. This area has been recently repopulated by a Jewish shepherd family that renovated and occupied one of the houses


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