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Welcome To Isdud - اسدود (איסדוד)

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Isdud Village - Palestine: : Areal View Of Isdud Pre 1935
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 28, 1948
Distance from district 35 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 35 (meters)
Map location See location #4 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operations Yo'av and ha-Har
Attacking Units 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 The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of its two schools, its crumbling mosque, and one of its shrines.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Isdud inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 32,905
Jewish 2,487
Public 12,479
Total 47,871
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,921 1,356
Irrigated & Plantation 8,322 5
Planted W/ Cereal 22,636 1,126
Built up 131 0
Cultivable 32,879 2,487
Non-Cultivable 12,374 0
Year Population
1596 413
1922 2,566
1931 3,140
1945 4,910 (290 Jewish)
1948 5,359 (290 Jewish)
Est. Refugees 1998 32,911
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 764
1948 1,303
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Isdud by Azotus.
Schools Isdud had two schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys founded in 1922, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 371 boys; the 2nd school was for girls founded in 1942, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 74 girls. Both schools are deserted now.
Religious institutions Isdud had two mosques, one of which is still standing, but in bad conditions.
Shrines/maqams The village had three shrine (one shrine remain standing): the 1st shrine was for Salman al-Farisi (al-Nabi Muhammad's companion), the 2nd shrine was for the Egyptian, al-Shaykh al-Matbuli, and the 3rd shrine was for Ahmad Abu al-Iqbal.
Archeological sites Isdud had at least nine khirbats containing a wide variety of relics, including pottery fragments, mosaic floors, cisterns, and an ancient olive press
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Sde 'Uzziyyahu and Bene Darom
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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:
"Most of the houses have been destroyed; the rubble is covered with grasses and thorns. Just south of the center of the site stands a large, ruined mosque. Its crumbling pillars are still standing, and its arched entrances and windows still retain their distinctive shape. About 200 m southwest of the site are two deserted school buildings; a neglected shrine stands close to them to the south. "

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