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District of al-Ramla
الكُنيسة - אל-כוניסה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location number #26 on the map
Israeli military operation First stage of Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Giva'ti Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Soon after occupation, ak-Kunayyisa was completely obliterated, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Kunayyisa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,804
Jewish 0
Public 68
Total 3,872
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 64
Planted W/ Cereal 2,432
Built up 20
Cultivable 2,496
Non-Cultivable 1,356
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 1,135
1945 40
1948 46
Est. Refugees 1998 285
Number of houses In (1931): 288 (includes 'Innaba)
Inhabitants place of origin Originally, the village was founded by people from the nearby villages of 'lnnaba and al-Qubab.
Archeological sites A khirba to the east contains rough stone walls, building foundations, and rock-hewn cisterns.
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, all that remains of the village:
"From a distance, the site looks like a big stone pile overgrown with a thicket of thorns. More than thirty partially destroyed buildings, including houses, still stand. The remains of arched doors and windows are visible."

 

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Marwa Salameh -
أبو عبدالله الطيراوي دار محمد Jordan, Jordan
حسين اسحق يونس محمد محمد محمد رام الله, قرية الطيرة
محمد الطيراوي سلامة فلسطين , فلسطين
Fatima سلامة رام الله
adel salamah - ramallah
Abdel-Lateef Jaber Atieh - Il, U S A
محمود جبر - -
mohammed ali RABEE USA
Ghazi Murshid Rashid Ali Rabee -
Gihad Ali Rabee -
yousef Marshid Rashid Taha Taha-Rabee Palestine
dalal ali Rabee -
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