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Bi'lin بعلين - ביעלין -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bi'lin Village - Palestine: : Village Rubble In 1987
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 8, 1948
Distance from district center 39 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #17 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation An-Far
Israeli attacking brigade First Battalion of Giv'ati Brigade
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 was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bi'lin inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,415
Jewish 294
Public 327
Total 8,036
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 143 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,992 294
Built up 6 0
Cultivable 7,135 294
Non-Cultivable 601 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 101
1931 127
1945 180
1948 209
Est. Refugees 1998 1,282
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 32
1948 52
Schools Bi'lin had an elementary school which was founded in 1937.
Shrines/maqams A shrine for al-Shaykh Ya'qub.
Water supplies Bi'lin contained two wells which supplied it with its drinking water needs.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Qedma
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All that remains is the rubble of a few houses, with wild herbs and thorns growing on the site, along with some trees and cactus plants."


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