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'Arab Suqrir عرب صقرير (ابو سويرح) - אבו סוירה -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Arab Suqrir Village - Palestine: : Village House In 1987
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 25, 1948
Distance from district center 38 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #1 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak (lightening)
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed with the exception of two houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Arab Suqrir inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,270
Jewish 0
Public 27,954
Total 40,224
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 583
Irrigated & Plantation 489
Planted W/ Cereal 15,532
Cultivable 16,604
Non-Cultivable 23,620
before occupation
Year Population
1596 55
1931 530
1945 390
1948 452
Est. Refugees 1998 2,778
Town's name through history The Canaanites referred to 'Arab Suqrir by Shakrun.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Nir Gallirn & Bene Darom
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Two houses remain standing. One of them is in a citrus grove and has a concrete frame and cinder block walls. On the top of its flat roof there is an 'iliyya."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
عبد الله ابو سويرح الرياض, السعودية
القعقاع ابو سويرح غزة
ابومازن - -
sokrer sokrer amman, jordan
الباحث حسام أبو العوايد العامري قبيلة بني عامر -
أم عمار أرجلاوي -
تفيدة - الدوحه, عمان
ابوهادي - -
بنت العرب أبوسويرح -
أبو معاذ أبو سويرح دبي, الإمارات
معاذ حسام محمد حمدان - طولكرم, كفر جمال
سلام ابوسويرح ابوسويرح -
niddal ابوسويرح -
أحمد جميل كامل أبوسويرح - -
داوود ابومويس ابومويس جنين, المغير
احمد سالم - -
أحمد أبو حزين - غزة, فلسطين
Monther Mufleh Abu Swaireh - -
سعد الدين ابو سويرح ابو سويرح غزة, Palestine
ma xueqing - P.R.China, P.R.China
igsaan davids - -
WeDaS abu swaireh -
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