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Welcome To Qumya
District of Baysan
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Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 26, 1948
Distance from district center 12.5 (km) Northwest of Baysan
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #11 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed and only the village schools remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis

On March 26th, 1948, Qumya was ethnically cleansed based on the orders of Yosef Weitz (a Jewish National Fund official). Weitz wrote in his diary about the inhabitants of Qumya and al-Tira in the Baysan valley:
Not taking upon themselves the responsibility of preventing the infiltration of irregulars .... They must be forced to leave their villages until peace comes.

Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,716
Jewish 81
Public 101
Total 4,898
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 33 0
Planted W/ Cereal 4,205 81
Built up 15 0
Cultivable 4,238 81
Non-Cultivable 564 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 405
1931 386
1945 440
1948 510
Est. Refugees 1998 3,134
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 88
1948 116
Schools One schools which is still standing, but iy needs serious renovation guys!
Archeological sites The village contains Khirbat Qumya, and 'Ayn Jalud, an archaeological site where Roman milestones were found.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'En Charod and Geva'
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The whole site is fenced in. Almond, mulberry, and pomegranate trees and cactuses grow around the rubble that dots the village site. Cypress trees grow among the ruins of the village school. "

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
MOna - -
MUTAZ ABU ALHASAN - uk, uk
احمد بن بيلا ابوالحسن دمشق, قومية
Ahmad Abdulwahab Nemer AL-Khatib الخطيب الرياض, الرياض
أبو عبدالوهاب الخطيب السعودية, السعودية
Mahmoud Al-Khatib Al-Khatib Irbid, Jordan
hazem khateeb - amman, jordan
Ayman Ayadi Ayadi Amman, Jordan
RAFIQ abu el hassan kuwait, kuwait
malsayed Al sayyed Ahmad -
saabneh صعابنة اربد, اربد
محمود أبو الحسن أبو الحسن ـ ـ ـ, الأردن
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