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al-Khalasa الخلصة -

District of Beersheba
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Khalasa Village - Palestine: : Remains of the Nabatean western church.
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date Possibly end of October, 1948
Distance from district center 23 (km) Southwest of Beersheba
Elevation from the sea 225 (meters)
Map location See location number #3 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Israeli attacking brigade Negev Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Army and Local volunteers.
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed with the exception of few deserted and partially destroyed houses.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Khalasa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Town's name through history Nabateans referred to al-Khalasa by Elusa.
Schools al-Khalasa had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1941.
Archeological sites al-Khalasa contains a ruined town, inscribed architectural fragments, tombs, Nabatean theater and the remains of the largest church in the Negev.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Village lands are being used by the Israelis Army as a military training grounds.
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According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Some of the village houses are still standing but are deserted and partially destroyed. To the west of the village site is a well that is still functional, with a round mouth and metal ladder. A large house with a rectangular outline and eight rooms stands several meters away, to the west of the well. Behind it one can see the rubble of ten destroyed houses."