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Masil al-Jizl مسيل الجزل (عرب الزيناتي) - מסיל אל-ג'זל -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Masil al-Jizl Village - Palestine: : Village site in 1990
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 31, 1948
Distance from district center 6 (km) South East of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -250 (meters)
Map location See location number #22 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigades
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Masil al-Jizl inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 976
Jewish 2,222
Public 2,675
Total 5,873
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 252 1,249
Planted W/ Cereal 1,149 877
Built up 0 40
Cultivable 1,401 2,126
Non-Cultivable 2,250 56
before occupation
Year Population
1931 197
1945 280 (180 Jewish)
1948 116
Est. Refugees 1998 712
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 47
1948 47
Inhabitants place of origin The village was initially founded by members of the 'Arab al-Zinati Bedouin tribe.
Archeological sites Masil al-Jizl has few Khirbas which contains pottery fragments, flint artifacts, the foundations of buildings, and the remains of a small mosque.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Ruppin
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is partly covered by fish ponds and by warehouses that belong to the kibbutz of Kefar Ruppin"