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Welcome To al-Latrun
District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date August 10, 1948
Distance from district center 14 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #48 on the map
Defenders Jordanian Army
Refugees' migration route The former residents moved to neighboring 'Imwas. After the 1967 war, they were ethnically cleansed again, a very sad story!
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
al-Latrun was mostly destroyed during the numerous attacks on its fort.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Latrun inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,724
Jewish 134
Public 518
Total 8,376
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 7 0
Irrigated & Plantation 439 0
Area planted w/ olives 203 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,571 134
Built up 4 0
Cultivable 7,017 134
Non-Cultivable 1,221 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 59
1931 120
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Number of houses In (1931): 16 houses. Also the monks, from the nearby monastery, bought the land and houses of old al-Latrun and built twenty new houses for the villagers in return; these houses were built away from the monastery, so that the monks could maintain a quiet environment.
Town's name through history The village was named after the Crusade castle built nearby, Le Toron des Chevaliers (The Tower of the Knights).
Schools In 1890, French Trappist monks built a monastery agricultural school on a slope nearby the village which was famous for its vineyards.
Water supplies With the aid of the Trappist monastery, the former residents drew their drinking water via pipes from Beir al-Hilw.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Newe Shalom
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Town Today

All the houses of New al-Latrun have been destroyed.


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
محمد اللطروني مصطفى palestine
latrunia mustafa mustafa amman, jordan
eyad mustafa jordan, jordan
omar ahmad sallaj - amman, jordan
al-latruny Mustafa amman
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