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District of al-Ramla
قولة - קולה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district center 14.5 (km) Northeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 125 (meters)
Map location See location number #3 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Armored and Alexandroni Brigades
Defenders Jordanian Army
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
On September 13th, 1948, Qula was completely obliterated and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Qula inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,885
Jewish 271
Public 191
Total 4,347
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 105 0
Area planted w/ olives 460 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,846 154
Built up 26 0
Cultivable 2,951 154
Non-Cultivable 1,099 117
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 380
1922 480
1931 697
1945 1,010
1948 1,172
Est. Refugees 1998 7,195
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 172
1948 289
Town's name through history Qula may have picked its name from the nearby Crusades' fortress, Cola or Chola.
Schools An elementary school for boys was founded in 1919, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 134 students.
Notable people from town Qula was the birthplace of the famous Palestinian leader Hasan Salameh, who commanded the defences of al-Lydd and al-Ramla cities during the 1948 war. This Palestinian hero was shot and killed during the battle of Ras al-'Ayn, northwest of Jaffa, in early June 1948.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"A forest covers much of the village site. The rubble of crumbled houses and terraces lies among the trees, and cactuses and fig, mulberry, and eucalyptus trees grow there as well. The only remaining landmark is the school, on the west side of the site."

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مهند الحاج محمود - -
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