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Hiribya هربيا - הירביא -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Hiribya Village - Palestine: : The House Of Mohammad 'Atyya In 1987
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 1, 1948
Distance from district center 14 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #35 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 mostly destroyed with the exception of the village mosque.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Hiribya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,987
Jewish 1,226
Public 8,099
Total 22,312
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2,765 0
Irrigated & Plantation 5,706 400
Planted W/ Cereal 6,403 776
Built up 42 50
Cultivable 14,874 1,176
Non-Cultivable 6,170 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 963
1922 1,037
1931 1,520
1945 2,300 (60 Jewish)
1948 2,598
Est. Refugees 1998 15,957
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 234
1948 399
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to the Hiribya by Forbie.
Schools Hiribya had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1922, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 124 students.
Religious institutions One mosque still standing
Archeological sites The village contained the remains of a tower, architectural fragments, and water reservoirs located in the Southwest. Hiribya also had another couple of khirbat: the 1st is Khirbat al-Sharf and the 2nd is Khirbat al-Yasmina.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ziqim and Karmiyya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The mosque (which has been converted into a warehouse) and the house of Muhammad 'Atiyya are the only buildings that survive. "


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
احمد الكومي - -
Abomaher سالم -
dawoud m s Salem Gaza
kamal al arabid mohamed - abo dhabi emaretes
العرابيد - -
محمود امين ابو عميرة عميرة معسكر جباليا
عبد الرؤوف عليان عليان غزة مخيم الشاطئ
ياسمين الغول أبوظبي, الإمارات
ام خالد ابوشقفه ابوشقفه الزرقاء, الاردن
وسيم ابوشقفه ابوشقفه عمان, الاردن
Miss Rose-Dawas - أبوظبي, أبوظبي
سهيل سالم - فلسطين, +972
ابو كمال العرابيد -
ابو عدي حسونه -
iyad jaber جابر -
ابو احمد - هربيا
aburahma altaramsi lapaz, bolivia
قرية هربيا نعيم سالم -
Maher Muin Abu Kloub ابو كلوب AMMAN
احمد سيد الغول الغول رام الله, فلسطين
محمد أبو هاشم هربيا
ابو الامير الداعور جباليا
abunedal ابو غبن غزة
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**نسيم فلسطين** الطناني غزة
عبدالله أبو كلوب أبو كلوب -
محمد كلوب - -
mohammed reziq elyan elyan khanyounes, palstine
saidkaloub - Guelma, Algeria
شادي الغول الغول رام الله, فلسطين
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الغول الغول غزة, غزة
عائلة الطناني الطناني السعودية
isa amin hasona hasona -
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Husam Abedrabou Gaza strip, Palestine
Ahmed Elkomey - -
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rana alghoul alghoul -
Muath Kraizim - -
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mohammed el-ghoul el-ghoul -
Rezeq R.Abdrabbou Abdrabbou Dubai, U.A.E
Jehad Abu Kaloub Abu Kalloub AMMAN, Jordan
Anwar Abu Kalloub Amman, Jordan
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