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Welcome To Raml Zayta
District of Tulkarm
رمل زيتة/قزازة - רמל זיתא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 15, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Northeast of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #1 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Raml Zayta was mostly destroyed with the exception of two houses, one of which is currently being occupied by an Israeli Jewish family.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Raml Zayta inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,720
Jewish 1,453
Public 664
Total 14,837
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 126 4
Irrigated & Plantation 27 4
Planted W/ Cereal 12,665 1,441
Cultivable 12,818 1,449
Non-Cultivable 566 4
before occupation
Year Population
1931 1,165
1945 140
1948 162
Est. Refugees 1998 997
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Sde Yitzchaq and the Israeli City of Chadera.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Stone rubble is visible on the site. Only two of the original village houses remain. One of them is still inhabited by the only Palestinian family that stayed in the village. The second house has been renovated and expanded by the addition of new rooms, and is now occupied by a Jewish family


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