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Bayt Tima بيت طيما - בית טימא -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Picture for Bayt Tima Village - Palestine: : The large mansion from the inside.
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 18, 1948
Distance from district center 21 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #31 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
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 by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bayt Tima inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,753
Jewish 0
Public 289
Total 11,032
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 197
Planted W/ Cereal 10,444
Built up 60
Cultivable 10,641
Non-Cultivable 331
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 693
1922 606
1931 762
1945 1,060
1948 1,230
Est. Refugees 1998 7,551
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 157
1948 253
Schools In 1946, Bayt Tima shared with the nearby villages of Kawkaba and Hulayqat an elementary school for boys.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Shrines/maqams The village had two shrine for a couple of unknown individuals.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No 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:
"Sycamore and carob trees grow around the rubble on the site. The land is used for agriculture."