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al-Hamidiyya الحميديه - אל-חמידיה -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Hamidiyya Village - Palestine: : Village Site Rubble In 1987
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 5 (km) North of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -10 (meters)
Map location See location number #15 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 al-Hamidiyya was completely destroyed, only house rubble and cemetery left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Hamidiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,814
Jewish 1,386
Public 4,720
Total 10,902
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 164 0
Irrigated & Plantation 8 4
Planted W/ Cereal 5,261 1,289
Built up 10 40
Cultivable 5,433 1,293
Non-Cultivable 4,237 53
before occupation
Year Population
1922 193
1931 157
1945 320 (100 Jewish)
1948 255
Est. Refugees 1998 1,567
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 42
1948 68
Town's name through history The village was named after the Ottoman sultan 'Abd al-Hamid II (1876-1909).
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known as Maqam Khalid.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Chamadya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Aside from the ruins of the village's houses (which have been reduced to cement rubble), a cemetery, and a few wells, only thorns are found on the site. The lands in the vicinity are used by Israelis for agriculture and grazing."