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Kawkaba كوكبا - כוכבא -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Kawkaba Village - Palestine: : A field, where the centre of Kawkaba used to be.
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 25 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #32 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely defaced
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Kawkaba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,386
Jewish 0
Public 156
Total 8,542
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 166
Planted W/ Cereal 8,169
Built up 40
Cultivable 8,335
Non-Cultivable 167
before occupation
Year Population
1596 88
1922 439
1931 522
1945 680
1948 789
Est. Refugees 1998 4,844
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 121
1948 182
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to the village by Coquebel
Schools Kawkaba shared its elementary school with the nearby villages of Bayt Tima and Hulayqat
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kokhav Mikha'el
Related Maps خرائط للقضاء توضح حدود القرى والاودية
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The old road, as well as crumbled walls and debris in a wooded part of the site are clearly visible. "


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
لؤي عيسى عيسى السويد
عمر مصلح مصلح -
Mahmoud Hussein - Amman, Jordan
om mohamed الحاج قطاع غزة, فلسطين
Mahmoud Abdell-Hady Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
hani - -
محمد عبد الهادي - الرياض
عبد الهادي - العليا, العليا
rawan Hussein - -
Israa Hussein Hussein Al Ain, UAE
Mohammed Hussein Hussein Al-Ain, U.A.E
Rana Hussein Hussein Dubai, UAE
محمود الحاج غزة, فلسطين
أحمد أبوريا - -
Majd A. Al-Haj الحاج Gaza, Nusirat, Palestine
انس عبدالسلام الحاج السعودية
عبدالمعطي القاضي - الرياض, السعودية
محمد الحاج الحاج -
kamal hussein hussein riyadh , Saudia arabia
محمد سليمان عبد القادر الحاج الشارقة, الإمارت
سامي عبيد -
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