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District of al-Ramla
بيت جيز - בית ג'יז
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 30, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #50 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Ben-Nun
Israeli attacking brigade Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Bayt Jiz was mostly destroyed with the exception of its school.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Jiz inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,202
Jewish 0
Public 155
Total 8,357
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 36
Area planted w/ olives 14
Planted W/ Cereal 6,529
Built up 29
Cultivable 6,565
Non-Cultivable 1,763
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 203
1931 370
1945 550
1948 638
Est. Refugees 1998 3,918
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 67
1948 115
Schools An elementary school built in 1947, and it currently functions as a recreational facility.
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Har'el, Tzelafon, and Gizo.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The school is the only remaining landmark and is used as a recreation facility, although a fire observation tower has been added to it. A number of houses remain. Some are used for storage, others are deserted. One of the storage houses is a large, stone structure, with a flat roof and a three paneled, lancet-arched side window. Three of the deserted houses are two-story structures"

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