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Welcome To al-Hamra - الحمرا (אל-חמרא)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Hamra Village - Palestine: : التقطت هذة الصورة لقرية الحمرا بتاريخ 26/10/2007
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 31, 1948
Distance from district center 7.5 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -175 (meters)
Map location See location number #27 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Fourth Battalion of Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Hamra was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Hamra inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,623
Jewish 2,153
Public 753
Total 10,902
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 57
Irrigated & Plantation 32 0
Area planted w/ olives 21 0
Planted W/ Cereal 8,429 2,153
Cultivable 8,461 2,210
Non-Cultivable 733 0
before occupation
Year Population
1945 730
1948 847
Est. Refugees 1998 5,200
Town's name through history The village was named after the Bedouin tribe who settled in the village lands many centuries ago.
Archeological sites al-Hamra contains the following archeological sites dating back to Canaanites period: Tell al-Shuqaf, and Tell Abu Kharaj.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

No remains left of al-Hamra


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