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Welcome To Burayka - بريكة (السنديانات) (בוריכה)

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 5, 1948
Distance from district center 29 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #37 on the map
Israeli military operation Either during the battle for Mishma Ha'emek or during operation Coastal Clearing.
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Burayka inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,864
Jewish 9,384
Public 186
Total 11,434
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 254
Irrigated & Plantation 78 1,841
Planted W/ Cereal 1,538 1,421
Built up 15 0
Cultivable 1,616 3,516
Non-Cultivable 419 5,868
before occupation
Year Population
1922 249
1931 237
1945 290
1948 336
Est. Refugees 1998 2,066
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 45
1948 63
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Burayka by Broiquet.
Schools Burayka had a school which was founded during the Ottoman period in 1889, but was later closed during the British Mandate period.
Archeological sites The village had Khirbat Burayka which contained an artificial mound, probably dating back to the Byzantine Period.
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 remaining structures on the village land are:
"The village site is a closed, military-industrial area."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
dema غزاوي -
محمد نبيل الجبالي - بريكه, حيفا
عبد الرحيم صبري صقر غزاوي غزاوي الرصيفة
حماده الجبالي - مصر , المنيا
wasim بريكة amman, jordan
ابراهيم جبالي عمان, الاردن
جبالي الجبالي الرصيفة, الاردن
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