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Barqusya بركوسيا (برقوسيا) - ברקוסיא -

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Barqusya Village - Palestine: : بئر القرية في الجهة الشمالية الغربية - شاكر احمد شاكر ابراهيم مصلح
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 9, 1948
Distance from district center 31 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location number #6 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation An-Far
Israeli attacking brigade Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, local Palestinian militias and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Barqusya was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Barqusya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,214
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 3,216
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 28
Planted W/ Cereal 2,460
Built up 31
Cultivable 2,488
Non-Cultivable 697
before occupation
Year Population
1922 158
1931 258
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 53
1948 78
Schools Barqusya's children used to attend school in the nearby village of Tall al-Safi, Hebron.
Religious institutions One small mosque
Water supplies The village has one artesian well which was drilled in the late 19th century.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli 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:
"No houses remain. Some graves can be seen amidst foxtail and khubbayza (mallow) plants. One of the graves has an inscribed tombstone resting on the superstructure. There are also the remnants of a well."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
شاكر احمد شاكر ابراهيم مصلح - الرمثا , الرمثا
جمال مسلم القواسمي القواسمي عمان, الاردن
احمد خشان - -
زكري القواسمي القواسمي -
معتز سالم خشان -
fuad musllam musllam Irbid, jordan
عبدالمنعم حسن علي فخد علي سالم - -
د- القواسمي ابو عمر القواسمي south africa
M.ALQwasmah khashan dammam, jordan
Abufadda - عجور
haytham qawasmeh - -
احمد رياض محمود خشان القواسمه jordan, jordan
Wafa2oo Naser Jordan
ابراهيم جميل خشان خشان عمان, الاردن
Mutaz_q Qawasmi -
rami Qawasmeh جبرين الاردن, الاردن
Mohammad Ayed Khashan - ABU DHABI, UAE
اسامه البطاط - ال
mohamad qwasmi alqwasmi Ramtha
maea khashan - amman, jordan
نايف عوني نايف عبد الله اربد
belal qawasmi irbed
KAMAL ABUOMAR AbuOmar Amman, Jordan
alqawasmi alqawasmi (abuomar) abudhabi, uae
abu omar alqawasmi jordan, jordan
Fuad Qawasmi Qawasmi Irbid, Jordan
shaker - -
Hani Khashan - -
Khaled Muslllam Alqawasmi ramtha, jordan
riad khashan khashan amman, jordan
Saud Khashan khashan -
azmi mahmoud ahmad alhaj khshan khshan alqwasmeh Amman, Jordan
yousef nassar - -
Mahmoud Azmi Mahmoud Khashan Khashan Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
Alali alali jordan, 0962
Anwar Mohammad Al-Qawasmi abdallah Irbid, Jordan
Jamal AL-Qawasmi Al-Qawasmi Jordan
mohammad qawasmi - -
ahmed qawasmi - -
ibrahim qawasmi - -
mohammad qawasmi - -
fuad qawasmi qawasmi -
RAED KHASHAN khashan -
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