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District of Tulkarm
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Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 1, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) North of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #6 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
al-Jalama was completely obliterated, and only house rubble remains.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Jalama was initially inhabitants were intimidated into fleeing by the Haganah on February 8th, 1948, and it was completely evacuated on April 1st, 1948.
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 29
1945 70
1948 81
Est. Refugees 1998 499
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to al-Jalama by Gelenne.
Inhabitants place of origin Villagers originally migrated from 'Attil, Tulkarm (currently, in the occupied West Bank).
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated nearby the East banks of Wadi Jalama.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Lahavot Chaviva occupies some of Jalama's lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Piles of stones and terraces on the hill, along with a lone fig tree, provide the only evidence that a village formerly occupied the site. Cactuses, wild grass, and thorns also grow on parts of the site

 

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