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Welcome To Bayt Daras - بيت دراس (בית דראס)

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district 32 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #11 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Barak (lightening)
Attacking Units Giv'ati Brigade
Defenders Sudanese Army soldiers.
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Daras inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 15,896
Jewish 0
Public 461
Total 16,357
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 832
Irrigated & Plantation 472
Planted W/ Cereal 14,438
Built up 88
Cultivable 15,742
Non-Cultivable 527
Year Population
1596 319
1922 1,670
1931 1,804
1945 2,750
1948 3,190
Est. Refugees 1998 19,590
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 401
1948 709
Schools Bayt Daras had an elementary school which was founded in 1921, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 234 students.
Religious institutions Two mosques
Archeological sites The village contained stone foundations and vaulted rooms.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
'Azriqam, Emunim, and Khirbat 'Awda
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The only remains of village buildings are the foundation of one house and some scattered rubble. At least one of the old streets is clearly recognizable"

Bibliography and References

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ريم أبوشمالة أبوشمالة -
د-محمد نصار نصار الرياض
ابو محمود بارود NRW, بيت داراس المانيا
Ahmad Salem Al yazouri اليازوري AbuDhabi
محمد عبد القادر إسماعيل عمار عائلة عمار -
ماجد أبو شمّالة دمشق مخيم اليرموك , سوريا
محمود تايه تايه غزة
محمد أبو شمالة أبو شمالة غزة
DESERT F O X ابو شمالة -, GAZA
نبيل موسى موسى غزة
حسن أبو شمالة أبو شمالة غزة
لينا بارود بارود عمان, الاردن
أبو صهيب العسكري غزة - معسكر جباليا
حسين الحاج خليل أبوشمالة الزرقاء, الأردن
مجد أبو شمالة أبو شمالة غزة
أبو أحمد الخطيب -
مفيد أحمد أبوشمالة -
مصعب تايه تايه qatar
ابومحمود المقادمة عمان, الاردن
الحوت ابو شمالة قطاع غزة, فلسطين
ابوعبدالله - جدة, السعودية
أبو المعتصم عابد غزة, فلسطيني
عمار أبو شمالة بيت دراس, النمسا
Yahya المقادمة -
sakooob - -
محمد المقادمة المقادمة -
zombe - -
Mohamed Mutawe Hassan abu-shamala - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
مفتول - gaza
ساره - amman
احمد ابوشماله - -
شاهين أبو شمالة -
مصعب - -
إسماعيل احمد فضل شاهين ابو شماله دبي, الامارات
kamham mohammad abushamaleh - -
مجاهد البدرساوي أبو شمالة غزة, فلسطين
عقيل أبو شمالة -
أبو عبادة المقدسي - -
أبوأحمد الخطيب خانيونس
ابو عمار عائلة عمار -
أبوصخر المقادمة al remal, فلسطين
faried aboushamalah motawe aboushamalah ontario, canada
khaled abu shamaleh - saudi arabia, 009662
Hisham Ammar - Copenhagen, Denmark
عادل رشيد أبو انس الأسعد -
khalid younis al mqadmeh -
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