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Welcome To Sarafand al-'Amar
District of al-Ramla
صرفند العمار - צרפנד אל-עמאר
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district center 5 (km) Northwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #7 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak
Israeli attacking brigade Second Battalion of the Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Currently, Sarafand al-'Amar contains Israeli's largest army base. The village was mostly destroyed with exception to six houses remain standing to this date.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Sarafand al-'Amar inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,223
Jewish 761
Public 3,283
Total 13,267
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 3,509 261
Irrigated & Plantation 1,665 0
Area planted w/ olives 120 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,730 500
Built up 36 0
Cultivable 11,904 761
Non-Cultivable 566 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 358
1922 862
1931 1,183
1945 1,950
1948 2,262
Est. Refugees 1998 13,891
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 265
1948 506
Town's name through history The village was also known by Sarafand al-Kubra.
Schools Two elementary schools, one was for boys and the other for girls. The boys' school was founded in 1921 and it became full elementary in 1946-47, which had an enrollment of 292 students. The girls' school was founded in 1947 and it had an enrollment of 50 students (one of the schools remain standing).
Shrines/maqams A shrine for al-Nabi Luqman (the WISE guy).
Archeological sites Sarafand al-'Amar contained archaeological evidence dating to the Roman and Byzantine periods.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tzerifin, Nir Tzevi, and largest Israeli army base.
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Bibliography and References

Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:-
No more than six houses remain; most of them are deserted, but one or two are occupied by Israelis. The school is also deserted".

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
أحمد سند - -
ما زلت أحلم - غزة
محمد سعادة عثمان uelhk -
الدكتور. نائل شحاده العربي - -
النجار النجار جبل النزهة, جبل النزهة
سعيد جحيش - حي الرشيد, حي الرشيد
وسيم عبدالعال عبدالعال الطائف, السعودية
hanahammad hammad Jordan, Jordan
محمد خليل زكي عمارة عمارة السعودية - الرياض
شرف فاروق محمد احمد جانم دار احمد جانم الرصيفة, الاردن
eman al-attar -
nabeel abdelhafeez talab mohammed alattar alattar nc, usa
محمود جابر جابر -
عمر خير صافية عمان طبربور
تيسير العربي - -
عبدالله عبدالعال عبدالعال عنيزة, عنيزة
علي عايش عبدالعال - الاردن, الاردن
موسى زهدي موسى محمد حمدان ابوخضر ابوخضر الاردن, الاردن
عوض محمد جابر جابر عمان
عبد الغني محمد جابر جابر عمان
محمد عبد الغني جابر جابر عمان
ahmad alhaj - amman, jordan
شحادة العربي - الاردن
زيد العربي - عمان , الاردن
soneqq - القويسمة, عمان - القويسمة
m_brham برهم -
ابو البراء نوفل دير البلح , صرفند العمار
محمد حسين - jordan, صرفند العمار
hani abu saud amman, jordan
رامي الحاج - جدة, السعودية
أسامة عمارة عمارة ------, السعودية
بنت رجال العطار بن عروس, بن عروس
ابوحفص عبد العال -
جمعه موسى محمد محمد عماره عماره الزرقاء, الأردن
احمد - الكويت
خالد عبدالحليم الهبلي الهبلي DOHA, QATAR
د/حسام الهبلي الهبلي Doha, Qatar
shadi Abdelal Amman, Jordan
MOHAMED ABOU SAID ابوسعيد ontario, canada
أحمد الهبله - المحطه, الأردن
moon - -
ابراهيم المشايخ المشايخ عمان, الاردن
jamal alhabli - -
Ahmad Muammar Muammar Riyadh, Riyadh
Loay Hammad H A M M A D makkah, makkah
HIATHAM ALKADASH - amman, JORDAN
rafat abu rezeq abu rezeq -
أسامة عليان عليان , قطر
hamza ALKADASH amman, jordan
hossam alkadash amman, jordan
Emam Tarkhan Tarkhan -
Eyad Al Hanafi Al Hanafi -
ayoub namrouti -
ali sarafandi Dardas -
dimitri - amman, jordan
محمد جمعة برهومة برهومة عمان, الأردن
وليد عليان عليان دبي, ألأمارات
ابو صامد صرفند العمار غزة, فلسطين
Amjad Alhaj alhaj -
ABED ALWAHHAB ALATTR ALATTAR Amman, Jordan
AHMED HAMMAD qatar
www.einyabrud.com www.einyabrud.com www.einyabrud.com, www.einyabrud.com
osama al-haj amman
magd abdulaal abdulaal olya, ksa
Esam Subhi Abuhmeed Abuhmeed Eastern Area, Saudi Arabia
Ashraf Alattar Alattar Gaza Strip, Palestine
sanad sanad dammam, saudi arabia
Rasmyah Hammoudeh Hammoudeh CA, USA
Osama Alattar Alattar Oregon, USA
Ahmad Azmi Hammad Hammad Jordan
Azmi Hammad Hammad Amman, Jordan
علاء حمّـــاد حمّـــــاد Amman - Jordan
AYMAN KHLIL ATTAR -
Ghassan Barhoumeh Barhoumeh China , China
wesam عبد العال -
Iman Othmane Al-Attar Germany
Hisham Tarkhan Tarkhan Canada
Ashraf Elayyan -
Mohammad Barhoumeh - -
Murad Abu- Zaid - Sweden, Sweden
sameh Dardas Dardas mafraq, Jordan
mohammed hammoudeh Hammoudeh jordan, jordan
Fuad Al-Attar Al-Attar Dubai, United Arab Emirates
sanad sanad Rihyd, saudi arabia
Awwad Abdul-Qader - California, USA
Hamouda - Germany
Raghad Barhoumeh Barhoumeh amman, jordan
Eman Hammad Hammad Amman, Jordan
Ashraf Barhouma Barhouma -
moen abdel rahim - -
jamal e - saudi
REEM BARHOUMEH barhoumeh amman, jordan
Abdellateef Barhoumeh BARHOUMEH AMMAN, JORDAN
Walid Dardas Dardas Saudi Arabia
Hala Abu Jazar - -
Mohammad A. Aziz Barhoumeh - -
Mohammad Najjar NAJJAR TEXAS, USA
Sameeh ALNAJJAR NAJJAR TEXAS, USA
Najjar AL-najjar Amman, Jordan
HUSSEIN DARDAS DARDAS TEXAS, USA
Heba - -
AHMAD DARDAS DARDAS -
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