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District of al-Ramla
طيرة دندن - א-טירה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) Northeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #4 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Alexandroni and Armored (Eighth) brigades
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
al-Tira was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses survived destruction. Some of those houses are deserted and some are being used by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Tira inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,706
Jewish 0
Public 50
Total 6,956
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 78
Planted W/ Cereal 5,551
Built up 45
Cultivable 5,629
Non-Cultivable 1,282
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 160
1922 705
1931 892
1945 1,290
1948 1,496
Est. Refugees 1998 9,190
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 225
1948 377
Town's name through history al-Tira was known to the Crusades by Thaeria.
Schools An elementary school which was founded in 1922, and in 1947-48 school year it had an enrollment of 110 boys and 22 girls students.
Religious institutions The village has an old mosque call al-'Umari mosque, and another newer mosque.
Water supplies Drinking water was provided by a well on the West Side and from smaller private wells. Also water was collected in al-Waq' pool, which was used for irrigation.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tirat Yehuda, Giv'at Koach, and Bareqet.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"A number of stone houses survive, however; some are deserted, others are occupied by Israelis, and still others are used as stables for livestock. A deserted house, fenced in with barbed wire, has high, round-arched windows and a flat roof; the yard is overgrown with untended grass. One of the occupied houses is quite modest. It has a rectangular door and window and a flat roof; date-pabn and other trees grow on two sides. A second, larger, occupied house has two stories and a wide porch, and is also surrounded by trees. A third is also quite large and has two stories; a side stairway leads to a second-floor porch and there is a large, round arched entrance on the first floor. There are some destroyed houses inside the settlement of Bareqet."

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