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Welcome To 'Arab al-'Arida - عرب العريضه (אל-ערידה)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Arab al-'Arida Village - Palestine: : Village Site in 1990
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district center 6 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -200 (meters)
Map location See location number #24 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Arab al-'Arida inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 700
Jewish 1,362
Public 218
Total 2,280
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 600 1,173
Built up 0 60
Cultivable 600 1,173
Non-Cultivable 318 129
before occupation
Year Population
1931 182
1945 330 (180 Jewish)
1948 174
Est. Refugees 1998 1,069
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 38
1948 38
Archeological sites Tell al-Ru'yan and Tell al-Qurud.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Sde Eliyyahu
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"No traces are left of the village. The whole village site is planted in wheat. The archaeological site, Tall al-Ru'yan, has been transformed into a garbage dump."