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Dimra دمره - דימרה -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 28, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #41 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Giva'ti Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Dimra inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,257
Jewish 0
Public 235
Total 8,492
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 96
Irrigated & Plantation 388
Planted W/ Cereal 7,412
Built up 18
Cultivable 7,896
Non-Cultivable 578
before occupation
Year Population
1922 251
1931 324
1945 520
1948 603
Est. Refugees 1998 3,704
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 100
1948 186
Schools Dimra had one elementary school for boys which was founded in 1946, and when it opened its doors it had initial enrollment of 47 students.
Inhabitants place of origin In 15th century, Dimra was the home of the Bani Jabir tribe.
Archeological sites Dimra contained the foundations of buildings, a cemetery, columns, and severed column capitals.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Erez
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"A crumbling stone water basin, concrete rubble from houses, and a destroyed well are nearly all that remain. A watering trough for cows has been placed on what appears to be a concrete fragment from a former house. The well is topped with an old, nonoperating water pump. More debris lies in a wooded portion of the site, near a Jewish cemetery. "