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Welcome To Dayr Sunayd - دير سنيد (דיר סניד)

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Dayr Sunayd Village - Palestine: : جسر قديم في القريه
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district 12 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #38 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Yo'av
Attacking Units Giv'ati Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of the train station's buildings.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Dayr Sunayd inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,089
Jewish 483
Public 509
Total 6,081
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 158 0
Irrigated & Plantation 512 0
Planted W/ Cereal 4,380 483
Built up 13 0
Cultivable 5,050 483
Non-Cultivable 535 0
Year Population
1596 66
1922 356
1931 475
1945 730
1948 847
Est. Refugees 1998 5,200
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 103
1948 183
Schools Dayr Sunayd had one school which was founded in 1945, and when it opened its doors it had an initial enrollment of 63 students.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No settlements on village lands.
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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:
"A railroad bridge, unused segments of track, and three of the train station's buildings are all that remain of Dayr Sunayd. The stone bridge is built astride a wadi and passes over four wide, round-arched culverts. The station's buildings are deserted and in a state of deterioration. "

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