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al-Masmiyya al-Saghira المسمية الصغيرة - אל-מסמיה א-צע'ירה -

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Masmiyya al-Saghira Village - Palestine: : A map of the village recalled by some of those who survived the Nakba
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 8, 1948
Distance from district center 42 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 60 (meters)
Map location See location number #8 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation An Far
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Masmiyya al-Saghira inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans (hamolas) al-Hurani clan (originally from al-Masmiyya al-Kabira) founded the village in the 19th century.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,340
Jewish 0
Public 138
Total 6,478
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 147
Irrigated & Plantation 7
Planted W/ Cereal 6,126
Built up 18
Cultivable 6,280
Non-Cultivable 180
before occupation
Year Population
1922 261
1931 354
1945 530
1948 615
Est. Refugees 1998 3,776
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 73
1948 126
Town's name through history The village was also known by Masmiyyat al-Hurani after the al-Hurani clan.
Schools al-Masmiyya al-Saghira students attended school at the sister village of al-Masmiyya al-Kabira.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Masmiyya Shalom, Mashmi'at Shalom, and Kefar ha-Rif.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Virtually no trace of the village remains"


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
abdallaalmasri المصري البلقاء, الاردن
ابو رامي جبريل الزرقاء, الاردن
Omar Alhourani Irbid, Jordan
طه الحوراني - -
yahya jebreel الحوراني AMMAN, J
يحيى زكري الحوراني البلقاء, الاردن
bara' hourani - -
ديوان مسمية الحوراني - -
Abdelmonem saber Alhourani - -
.Ahmad M .Th Al-hourani Al-Hourani QATAR, QATAR
ابو المجد - غزه, غزه
Nabeel AL Hourani - AL HASA - JORDAN, JORDAN
Suhaila - GAZA
سلمان - -
mufid al hourani - -
جعفر الحوراني الحوراني zarqa, jordan
حسين الحوراني الحوراني الزرقاء
sam shafi - -
Khaled AL-Horani Damascus, Dimashq, Syria
Ahmad M.Al-Hourani Al-Hourani K.S.A
Al Hourani - -
Lina Al Hurani Al Hurani Qc, Canada
saber hourani hourani AMMAN - diwan almasmya , jordan
Rashad Hurani - -
Zeid Al-Hourani - -
Ahmad Issa Alhourani - -
Amr Alhourani don't know CA, USA
Aktham Al-Hourani - Gaza, Palestine
Islam Hourani - Palestine, Palestine
Ali al-Hourani al-Hourani ain albasha, Jordan
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