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al-Murassas المرصص - אל-מרצץ -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Murassas Village - Palestine: : General view, note the airplane and clearly a Jordanian village can be seen in the background.
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district center 7 (km) North of Baysan
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #13 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigades
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Murassas inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,936
Jewish 3,002
Public 1,539
Total 14,477
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 16 0
Planted W/ Cereal 9,894 3,002
Built up 26 0
Cultivable 9,910 3,002
Non-Cultivable 1,539 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 312
1931 381
1945 460
1948 534
Est. Refugees 1998 3,277
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 89
1948 124
Nearby wadies & rivers al-Murassas bordered Wadi al-'Ashsha to the North and Wadi Jalud to the south.
Archeological sites The village contains an ancient pool known by al-Fakht.
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 village site is part of an agricultural area that is exploited by the settlements of Sde Nachum and Beyt ha-Shitta. The only structures in the area are telephone poles and a small shed"


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
أديب الشريف -
poshksh alkhateeb -
عاصم السكجي السكجي -
الجبعي الجبعي بيسان, بيسان
محمد السكجي - -
ayman aburadwan sweden, sweden
myj فشافشه الاردن, الاردن
sewanda Odeh Amman, Palestine
Sewanda ابو همام Amman
hatem abu-hammam abu - hammam amman, Jordan
Malik Odah-Abu Hammam Abu Hammam Amman, Jordan
omar sakaji sakaji jordan, jordan
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