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الولجة - אל-ולג'ה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 21, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location number #30 on the map
Israeli military operation Either Operation Dani or Operation Ha'ar
Israeli attacking brigade Eighth Battalion of the Etziyyoni Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, some Arab Liberation Army volunteers, and some local Palestinian militia.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Walaja was completely destroyed, only few deserted and partially destroyed houses remain standing to this date.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Walaja inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans or hamolas In 1850, Walaja was the home village of the powerful Darwish family, which controlled the district of Bani Hasan (Nablus) and ten other villages.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 17,507
Jewish 35
Public 166
Total 17,708
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,136 0
Area planted w/ olives 80 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,205 22
Built up 31 0
Cultivable 8,341 22
Non-Cultivable 9,301 13
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 655
1922 910
1931 1,206
1945 1,650
1948 1,914
Est. Refugees 1998 11,754
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 202
1948 320
Schools One elementary school
Religious institutions Walaja had a mosque known by the Arba'in Mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers Walaja is situated on the north side of Wadi al-Sarar.
Water supplies Many abundant wells around the village, especially in the southern parts of its lands; most of the village crops were watered by irrigation from these wells and springs, see Picture section for details.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'Amminadav
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
A few stone houses still stand on the village site. Otherwise, the site is covered with stone rubble, and with almond trees that grow on the western terraces of the village and to the north. A spring in a valley west of the site still flows out of a stone-and-concrete structure. The 1948 Arrnistice line passed through the southern lands of the village. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) built refugee shelters and an elementary school on the land that became part of the West Bank. There is a white marker on the grave of one village woman; her first name, Fatima, is visible on it, but her last name is illegible. The village area is used as an Israeli picnic site; the Israeli Canada Park now lies north of it

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
walajyeh الوهادنة عمان
اسحاق الدراس حجاجلة الكويت, الكويت
عطيه walaji riyadh
Hasan Khalifa الحجاجلة Amman, Jordan
صلاح الدين طارق صبحه الوهادنة الزرقاء, الاردن
احمد عبد ربه الرصيفة
حسين خليل شحاده الاعرج الكويت
razan saifi عبد ربة -
basel sabha whdane jordan, al-walja
بشار صبحا الوهادنه عمان, عمان
talal sabha الوهادنه amman
علاء اسحق رباح الاردن, الاردن
yasar daoud - -
layth hamdan - -
محمد صالح محمود شلعب الأعرج عمان, الأردن
Bayan Abu Ali Al-23raj Jordan/Amman
محمود اسماعيل خليل أبو عثمان عبد ربه - أبو عثمان عمان, الاردن
سعد الصيفي - jordan
ابو سلطان الوهــادنــة - الولجي الاردن, الولجة - القدس
كفاح - عمان, الاردن
محمد داود عبدربه -
jefree - dubai, dubai
شرف عوده الصالح JORDAN, JORDAN
فداء دغش عبد ربه california, U.S.A
Saad Abu Sheikhah - Dubai, UAE
wisam shihadeh - -
mohammed shihadeh shihadeh -
abu teen abu teen -
m7mad 7amdan - -
Anaam Irsheid Wahadneh Amman, Jordan
Manal Irsheid Wahadneh 1896, Jordan
Moh'd AlSaifi Abed Rabbuh Amman
fadwa darras Hajajleh california, usa
Issam - ILLINOIS, USA
مح عوض الله الحجاجله -
علي الشيخ علي الأعرج دبي, الإمارات
Omar Abu Dayyeh Wahadneh Amman, Jordan
Basheir.Darras hajajleh amman, jordan
Dua'a Al Saifi abd rabbu -
wala' abukhyarah - الولجة
a Hajajlah -
a Hajajlah -
ماهر محمد محمود دغش عبد ربه عمان
حسين الجعيدي - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Khaled Flaifel - Amman, Jordan
anas al absi abedrabuo dmmam, KSA
محمد رباح الاعرج الدوحة, قطر
abla Al a'raj Al A'raj Amman, Jordan
Ibrahim Abuhasan Ala3raj Boson, Ma, USA, USA
ENG_ASHRAF WHDAN whdan jordan_amman
عبير عمر عبد ربه عمان , الاردن
محمد خضر ابو التين - florida
maher rabah - amman
علي الامام علي الوهادنه -
ابو التين الاعرج -
Muneer Al-Saifi Abed Rabbu Amman, Jordan
وهيب أبو التين الأعرج Amman, Jordan
محمد نظام دغش عبد ربه الزرقاء, الاردن
Mahmoud Darras Hajajleh Amman, Jordan
Mahmoud Al Haj - jordan, Amman
ابو عادل ارشيد وهدان الرياض, السعودية
اراهيم عبد ربه عمان, الاردن
gigi_walajeeya Awadallah nj, usa
ALBERTO DARRAS HASSAN Cochabamba, Bolivia
وجيه ابوعلي الاعرج -
مهندالاطرش الاطرش -
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اية احمد ابو حسين عبد ربه الاردن, الاردن
رياض عبد النبي عبد النبي القدس
Aziz Ali Abu-Khiarah Hajajleh JORDAN
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حاتم المصري الشيخ علي - -
abo alteen ابو التين الولجه
mahdi abu dahab جمهور بيت عنان, بيت عنان
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