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al-Batani al-Sharqi البطاني الشرقي - אל-בטאני א-שרקי -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 13, 1948
Distance from district center 36.5 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #6 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak (lightening)
Israeli attacking brigade Eighth Battalion of Giv'ati Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Army, and some local Palestinian militia
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Batani al-Sharqi inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,531
Jewish 70
Public 163
Total 5,764
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 319 0
Irrigated & Plantation 474 0
Planted W/ Cereal 4,663 70
Built up 32 0
Cultivable 5,456 70
Non-Cultivable 206 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 39
1922 304
1931 424
1945 650
1948 754
Est. Refugees 1998 4,630
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 85
1948 151
Schools al-Batani al-Sharqi shared an elementary school with it sister village al-Batini al-Gharbi.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contained relics such as a mosaic floor, a basin, the foundations of ancient buildings, and pottery fragments.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi the village contain no remaining structure on the village land.