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al-Jura الجورة - אל-ג'ורה -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Jura Village - Palestine: : Sheikh 'Awwad.
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 4, 1948
Distance from district center 20 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #23 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av
Israeli attacking brigade 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 a single house.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Jura inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,705
Jewish 0
Public 1,519
Total 12,224
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 481
Irrigated & Plantation 7,198
Planted W/ Cereal 2,965
Built up 45
Cultivable 10,644
Non-Cultivable 1,535
before occupation
Year Population
1596 253
1922 1,326
1931 1,754
1945 2,420
1948 2,807
Est. Refugees 1998 17,239
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 396
1948 633
Town's name through history Jurat Ascalon
Schools al-Jiyya had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1919, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 206 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The city of Ashqelon is occupying village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only one of the village houses has been spared; thorny plants grow on the parts of the site not built over by Ashqelon."


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ابو محمد النجار -
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Fadel Matar Matar Kuwait
فاضل مطر - -
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شادى روقة كسكيل روقة -
ismael radi راضي -
محمد راضي راضي -
Basma M - Gaza
amr albardaweel غزة
mohammed mattar mattar jeddah, saudi arabia
Ahmed Seyam Seyam Doha, Qatar
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Ismail Al-Habbash Saudi Arabia
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