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Welcome To al-Jiyya
District of Gaza
الجية - אל-ג'יה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 4, 1948
Distance from district center 19 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #29 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 obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Jiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,274
Jewish 0
Public 233
Total 8,506
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 189
Irrigated & Plantation 26
Planted W/ Cereal 8,004
Built up 45
Cultivable 8,219
Non-Cultivable 242
before occupation
Year Population
1922 667
1931 899
1945 1,230
1948 1,427
Est. Refugees 1998 8,762
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 188
1948 298
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to al-Jiyya by Algie.
Schools al-Jiyya had no schools, however, its students attended school in the nearby village of Barbara.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites al-Jiyya contained a stone column and the remains of a Roman mill.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Moshav Ge'a and Beyt Shiqma
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All traces of the village have been completely obliterated. Some sycamore trees grow on the site."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
أبو فجر شعبان غزة, فلسطين -الجية
Mahmoud Abed Abed Canada
لورد فلسطين صيام غزة, الجية
ibrahim shaban عوض north gaza, north gaza
ابوعبدالله عوض الوسطي, ديرالبلح
Dr-7mo_Od ابوقاعود doha, qatar
ابو جميل سليمان حائل, السعودية
حسام ابو شنب ابو شنب غزة
صلاح درويش درويش -
أبو أسامة درويش -
تهاني العبد عوض عمان, الأردن
دموع الحنان الشنطي غزه, غزه
Dr_7mood - Doha, Qatar
al-shanti - -
محمد صباح صباح Gaza
ابو عبدالله ابو عواد -
إسماعيل صيام صيام -
الصقر - -
jehad abu shanab ابو شنب doha
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