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Welcome To al-Muharraqa - المحرقة (אל-מוחרקה)

District of Gaza
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Picture for al-Muharraqa Village - Palestine: : Rubble, north part of the village
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 27, 1948
Distance from district 14.5 (km) North East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 125 (meters)
Map location See location #45 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Barak (lightening)
Attacking Units Negev Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of its Diwan and its cemetery.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Muharraqa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12
Jewish 0
Public 4,843
Total 4,855
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 12
Planted W/ Cereal 4,622
Built up 29
Cultivable 4,634
Non-Cultivable 192
Population
Year Population
1596 457
1922 204
1931 422
1945 580
1948 673
Est. Refugees 1998 4,132
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 86
1948 137
Schools The val-Muharraqa had an elementary school for boys founded in 1945, and when it opened its doors it had an enrollment of 60 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contained mosaic floors, cisterns, and marble and pottery fragments.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Yakhini and Tequma
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is marked by piles of rubble from buildings, including the village diwan (a meeting and guest house). There are also the remnants of a mill and a well. The cemetery, overgrown with wild vegetation, still exists"

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