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Welcome To 'Arab al-Bawati - عرب البواطي (خربة الحكمة) (ערב אל-בואטי)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Arab al-Bawati Village - Palestine: : Village Site in 1990
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district 4 (km) Northeast of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -225 (meters)
Map location See location #16 on the map

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Military Operation against town Baysan valley clearing (Operation Gedion)
Attacking Units Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction The village was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Arab al-Bawati inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans 'Arab al-Bawati was founded by a branch of the 'Arab al-Ghazzawiyya Bedouin tribe.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,412
Jewish 1,305
Public 3,924
Total 10,641
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,225 309
Planted W/ Cereal 3,403 996
Cultivable 5,628 1,305
Non-Cultivable 3,708 0
Year Population
1922 345
1931 461
1945 520
1948 603
Est. Refugees 1998 3,704
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 86
1948 112
Schools 'Arab al-Bawati students used to attend school in Baysan City.
Archeological sites The village has a khirbat which contained the ruins of walls, pillars, the foundations of buildings, and Roman milestones.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All of the village houses have been demolished. The remains of basalt stone walls and the square and circular foundations of buildings can be seen among the weeds/"

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