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Welcome To al-Bira - البيرة (אל-בירה)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Bira Village - Palestine: : Village Site in 1930
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district center 7.5 (km) North of Baysan
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #5 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Most likely by Golani Brigades
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Bira was completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Bira inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,853
Jewish 0
Public 2,013
Total 6,866
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 48
Area planted w/ olives 120
Planted W/ Cereal 4,681
Built up 52
Cultivable 4,729
Non-Cultivable 2,085
before occupation
Year Population
1596 297
1922 200
1931 220
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 53
1948 72
Town's name through history al-Bira was known by Beer in the Old Testament, and the Crusaders referred to it by Loberium.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The only remains of the village are the walls of houses."


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