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Welcome To al-Buwayra, Khirbat
District of al-Ramla
خربة البويرة - ח'ירבת אל-בוירה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #28 on the map
Israeli military operation Second phase of Operation Dani (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Khirbat al-Buwayra was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Buwayra, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,150
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 1,150
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 31
Area planted w/ olives 25
Planted W/ Cereal 316
Cultivable 347
Non-Cultivable 803
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 101
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 17
1948 37
Water supplies The center of the village contained many wells (many of these wells are still in use by Israeli Jewish settlers).
Archeological sites The village has a khirba which contains the foundations of a rectangular building that was equipped with cisterns.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Buwayra's lands are used as a military training ground by the Israeli Army.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"The village has been reduced to rubble, which is scattered over a wide area; only the walls of one big house, made of relatively large stones still stand. The center of the site contains many wells and private gardens, separated by stone markers that also serve as stairs leading down to the wadi. In 1989, a fire burned the almond, fig, olive, and pine trees that grew at the center of the site. Today the village is a military training area."

 

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