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Welcome To Dayr Ayyub
District of al-Ramla
دير أيوب - דיר איוב
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 6, 1948
Distance from district center 17.5 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 325 (meters)
Map location See location number #49 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Ben-Nun
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati and Sheva' (Seventh) brigades
Defenders Jordanian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Dayr Ayyub was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses and the village cemetery.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Dayr Ayyub inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,500
Jewish 0
Public 1,522
Total 6,028
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 127
Area planted w/ olives 10
Planted W/ Cereal 2,769
Built up 26
Cultivable 2,896
Non-Cultivable 3,106
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 94
1922 215
1931 221
1945 320
1948 371
Est. Refugees 1998 2,280
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 66
1948 110
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1947, and when it opened its doors it had an enrollment of 51 students.
Shrines/maqams The villagers believed that the tomb of the al-Nabi Ayyub was in the village, and for whom they used to maintain a shrine.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated close to Baba al-Wad.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Mevo Choron
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"The eastern segment of Canada Park lies on the village site. The park, which was opened in 1978 and was financed by donations from Canadian Jews, was established on the ruins of three other villages (Bayt Nuba, 'Imwas, and Yalu) that were destroyed by the Israeli army shortly after it occupied the West Bank in June 1967 ... The remains of houses can be seen on a high hill to the south, opposite the village. The cemetery , located on this hill, to the southeast, contains the remains of a tombstone with the inscription: "Al-Hajj Muhammad 'Ulayyan Taha, died on 14 Muharram 1355 Hijra [Islamic calendar, equivalent to 6 April 1936."

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
صبحي ذيب احمد عمار عمار - -
محمد احمد شاكر - -
ابو حمزة سلمان الزرقاء
دعاء عباس عبدالله عليان - السعودية, السعودية
منار فوزي عليان عليان الزرقاء, الأردن
محمود البياع - -
ابو عبدالله - الاردن / عمان, الاردن /عمان
غادة عمار الاردن, الاردن
Mustafa Elayan - Ramallah, Palestine
خولة صبحي ذيب احمد عمار عمار عمان, الاردن
طارق البياع - القدس
باسل طينة طينة القدس, فلسطين
د. خالد يوسف محمد عليان tinah -
فايز طينه طينه -
حسن ابو دهاك ابو دهاك amman, amman
Mohammad Tina طينة Ramallah, Palestine
Nabeel Tinah Tinah Ramallah, Palestine
tariq - jerusalem, palestine
a.r.ayoob - karnataka, india
usama elayyan Elayyan illinois, USA
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