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District of al-Ramla
القبيبة - אל-קביבה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 27, 1948
Distance from district center 10.5 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #24 on the map
Israeli military operation Second stage of operation Barak
Israeli attacking brigade Giva'ti brigade
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
During the 1st half of June 1948, al-Qubayba was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses. Currently, those houses are occupied by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
On the 29th of August 1948, al-Qubayba was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,889
Jewish 1,397
Public 451
Total 10,737
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 4,639 1,192
Irrigated & Plantation 1,143 15
Planted W/ Cereal 2,972 167
Built up 43 0
Cultivable 8,754 1,374
Non-Cultivable 543 23
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 799
1945 1,720
1948 1,995
Est. Refugees 1998 12,253
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 160
1948 399
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1929, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 344 students. The school is still standing, but it's in a bad shape and in need of serious renovation guys!
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers Rubin River (or Wadi al-Sarar) borders village lands.
Water supplies Fresh water was drawn from artesian wells and Rubin River waters was used for irrigation.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Gevirol and Ge'alya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The walls and rubble of collapsed houses intermingle with the buildings of the Israeli settlements that have been established on the site. A former pool is used as a garbage dump. Some houses remain. One house, occupied by Jewish residents, is of modest size and is made of masonry; the beams that support its flat roof protrude slightly from the masonry of the exterior walls. Another village house is now used as a restaurant. Part of the school, a long building with a rectangular door and windows, still stands."

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محمد رفيق الدواوسه عمان
وليد شاهين شاهين السعوديه, السعوديه
محمد رستم - -
ادهم جاب الله -
مصطفى محمد البلبيسي قطاع عزة, فلسطين
AYMAN SHABANA شبانة Vasternorrlands, Sweden
تامر محمود - رفح
بشار شاهين شاهين -
قبيبة شاهين شاهين فلسطين, غزة
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