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Welcome To Bayt Jibrin - بيت جبرين (בית ג'יברין)

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bayt Jibrin Village - Palestine: : A rare picture of volunteers from the village taken before Nakba in front of the house of Azzah, more from Tareq Bakri in the comments section
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 29, 1948
Distance from district 21 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 275 (meters)
Map location See location #14 on the map

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Military Operation against town Last stage of Operation Yo'av and in coordination with Operation ha-Har (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon).
Attacking Units Giv'ati Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
Refugees' migration route Many refugees ended up in refugee camps around Bethlehem and Hebron, and some in 'Aqbit Jabir nearby Jericho. Many of these refugees were cleansed again to Amman's refugee camps after the 1967 war.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Bayt Jibrin was mostly destroyed with the exception of the village Mosque, an unidentified shrine, and few houses, see Pictures section for details.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Jibrin inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 54,962
Jewish 1,008
Public 215
Total 56,185
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,477 0
Area planted w/ olives 3,500 0
Planted W/ Cereal 30,801 815
Built up 287 0
Cultivable 33,278 815
Non-Cultivable 21,612 193
Year Population
1596 275
19th century 900
1912 1,000
1922 1,420
1931 1,804
1945 2,430
1948 2,819
Est. Refugees 1998 17,310
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 369
1948 576
Town's name through history Originally, Bayt Jibrin was founded by the Canaanites, the Israelites referred to it by Beyt Guvrin, the Romans renamed it to Eleutheropolis, then the Crusades called it Beth Giblin.
Religious institutions One mosque (still standing)
Shrines/maqams One shrine for unknown individual which remains standing to this date.
Nearby wadies & rivers Bayt Jibrin is situated south of Wadi Bayt Jibrin
Archeological sites The village contains mosaic floors from two churches dating to the fourth and sixth centuries, and it was the burial place of Tamim Abu Ruqayya, a companion of the prophet Muhammad.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Beyt Guvrin
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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:
"A mosque, an unidentified shrine, and a number of houses are all that remain. The mosque, which is a stone structure, has a flat roof and round-arched high windows on all sides, as well as similarly arched doors. Some of the houses are inhabited by Jews, while others are deserted. One of the houses-a two-storey stone building with a rectangular door and windows-has been converted into an Israeli restaurant and outdoor cafe, bearing the Arabic name al-Bustan ('the garden')."

Bibliography and References

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كساب كساب -
أويس أبو كريفه حسنية -
خضر القيسي القيسي بيت لحم, فلسطين
خالد القيسي القيسي بيت لحم, فلسطين
داود الشوابكة - الزرقاء
ابو جواد غطاشة -
Ayman Alshawabkeh - lyon, france
احمد النجار النجار بيت لحم
haya القيسي zarqa, jordan
حمزة غطاشة الشوابكة - عمان , الاردن
طارق يونس الشوابكة AlShawabkeh Amman, Jordan
محمود القيسي القيسي -
راكان القيسي القيسي -
جاسم القيسي القيسي -
الدعاجنة الدعاجنة jordan, jordan
Ayman Alshawabkeh Alshawabkeh -
جمال خليل عبدالعزيز عطاالله عطاالله -
طرشان / الدعاجنه الدعاجنه القدس
مراد غنام الدعاجنة -
نمر امريزيق امريزيق -
Abu Kraifeh ابو كريفه الخليل
خالد الشوابكه الشوابكه il, il
شادي الشوابكة الشوابكة الرياض, السعودية
ابو جنين الشوابكة عمان
خالد امريزيق نمر عطالله امريزيق امريزيق - عمان, الاردن
زاد الحنين لفلسطين - amman, jordan
samih qarqa qarqa berlin
ahmad al - hmouz alhmouz amman, jordan
أبو العبد - -
هيثم أحمد سالم حمّاد الحسنية الحسنية عمان, الأردن
Bayan Abeer Jamil AL AZZEH Belgium, Belgium
حسن العزه العزه الخبر, السعوديه
ghatasheh - عمان, الأردن
محمد عبدالعزيز القيسي القيسي -
عباب العزه الرياض, الرياض
طارق الشوابكة - -
أحمد القيسي - -
سامي اغبارية -
حسان الشوابكة عمان, الاردن
Naman Abou-Awad Abou-Awad Texas, Texas
عزة اسماعيل خليل العزة - ديي
ماجد ابو سعدون عمان, الأردن
Dr.Ahmad Al-homooz Al-Humooz Palestine, Palestine
Amjad Musa Al Azzeh - Jeddah, KSA
Amjad Musa Al Azzeh AL Azzeh Jeddah, KSA
هشام الجبريني الحموز الأردن, الأردن
نبيل - -
فادي سلمان اشتيلت -
Wesam Abu Diab - -
فارس شحادة اشتيات جرش
بسام غطاشه غطاشه الخليل, الفوار
ناجح العزة بيت لحم
KHALILAZZEH_77 العزه -
abo fahed - amman
azzeh al azzeh -
حسين العره العره الاردن, الاردن
محمد العزة العزة Amman, Jordan
عزام صلاح القيسي القيسي جرش, الاردن
محمد مسلم مصلح القيسي القيسي جرش, الجبارات
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بلال القيسي القيسي جرش, الجبارات
محمد القيسي القيسي جرش, الجبارات
مصطفى النجار النجار الزرقاء, الاردن
ريا ض العزه العزه بيت لحم
نيفين العزة العزة -
وليد غطاشة ghatasheh الاردن
Noor Ghatasheh Alshawabkeh shawabke ghatasheh -
صلاح هاشم غطاشة شوابكة -
سعيد غطاشة غطاشة -
soliman abdel fattah alazzeh azzeh -
ابو اسامة الغبارية الاردن, الاردن
Lubna Al-Azzeh - karnataka, India
تيسير عمرو عمرو دورا
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فراس احمد غطاشة غطاشة الاردن
Ahlam Daraghmeh Daraghmeh Texas, Texas
محمود الحموز - عمان, الاردن
Khalil Atallah Atallah Amman
Wasim - Ramallah, Palestine
rawad al hmouz ALHMOUZ Amman, JORDAN
Dr jihad dadarah joradan, joradan
Mahmoud Ataya ald3ajna -
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عبدالهادي الشوبكي - -
نيفين العزة العزة jordan, الاردن
محمد ابوطربوش - -
ziad al maazi المعازي sharjah, uae
barhamoov ابوطربوش -
Mohammad Hisham Talab Al-azzeh - -
alazahnaser Al-Azzah Aqaba, Jordan
sami alazzeh alazzeh -
Mohammed Abufasha Abufasha أبوفاشه NJ, USA
Osama Alshihabi Alshahaiba Canada, Ontario,
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Abdulrahman Al-Hmouz Al-Hmouz Jubail Ind. City , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud Awni Al-Hmouz Al-Hmouz Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hisham Alhmouz Alshwabkeh/Alhmouz Amman, Jordan
Mamoon Al-Hmouz Al-Hmouz Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabia
Abu safieh Abu safieh Dubai, U.A.E
Ala' Turshan Da'jneh Palestine, Palestine
Wisam Alazzeh - Saudi Arabia
Ehab Alazzeh alazzeh jordan, jordan
Abu Basel alazzeh H.K.of Jordan, jordan
sami Al-Azzeh Dubai, UAE
rami J Al Azzeh - -
Onaz - Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
Abu Azzeh(barca4ever) - Riyadh , KSA
hana al_homouz - jordan
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kamil gatasheh ghatasheh -
Tariq Al-Hmouz Al-Hmouz Palestine, Palestine
Anas Al-Hmouz Al-Hmouz Palestine, Palestine
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Mohammad AL_AZZEH alazzeh amman, jordan
Mohammad S. Ghatasheh Ghatasheh Jerash, Jordan
Mohammed Al-Hmouz Al-Hmouz Jordan, Jordan
Mahmoud Alazzeh Alazzeh amman, Jordan
Ahmed Alhmouz - Australia
Hanan Alhmouz - wollongong, Australia
mohammed homouz al- homouz amman, jordan
Abu Mamoon Al-Hmouz الحموز Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
sana alazzeh - -
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Al-azzeh al-azzeh amman, jordan
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samer al-azzeh al-azzeh -
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