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Welcome To Bayt Nattif - بيت نتيف (בית נתיף)

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bayt Nattif Village - Palestine: : Bayt Natiff Soon After Occupation. 1948
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 21, 1948
Distance from district 21 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 425 (meters)
Map location See location #4 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation ha-Har
Attacking Units Fourth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, local Palestinian militias and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers.
Refugees' migration route Many of Bayt Natiff's inhabitants headed for the Hebron hills, and some stayed in the nearby caves for some time.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Bayt Natiff was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Nattif inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Terminating refugee camps Villagers mostly live in Deheishe, 'Aida, and 'Azza Refugee Camps (in the occupied Bethlehem District)
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 32,762
Jewish 0
Public 11,825
Total 44,587
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 688
Area planted w/ olives 620
Planted W/ Cereal 20,149
Built up 162
Cultivable 20,837
Non-Cultivable 23,588
Year Population
1931 1,649
1945 2,150
1948 2,494
Est. Refugees 1998 15,316
Number of houses In (1931): 329 (includes Khirbat Umm al-Rus)
Town's name through history The Old Testament referred to Bayt Nattif by Tappuach, and the Romans called it Beyt Letepha.
Schools The village had an elementary school for boys.
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams Bayt Nattif contained several shrines, the most prominent among of these shrines was dedicated to al-Shaykh Ibrahim.
Water supply Bayt Natif had three wells which supplied it with its water needs.
Archeological sites The village has about a dozen khirbas lay nearby in its vicinity.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Neliv ha-Lamed-He, Avi'ezer, Roglit, and Newe Mikha'el.
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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:
"Piles of rubble that have been cleared by bulldozers are scattered over a wide area. Six steel beams stand in the midst of the debris at the site's center. In the rubble one can also see the remnants of arched house entrances."

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يحيى زكريا سلامة الغروز الغروز عمان
Hassan Hamdo Mahmoud Jaber Sawaqiq -
ابو حميدة - عمان
وليد الدبس بيت نتيف - الدبس الخبر, الخبر
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ابو اشرف المشايخ سوريا, سوريا
Imad Abu Srour abu srour abu dhabi
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عيد اخميس الاردن, الاردن
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Abu Abdulla - Amman, Jordan
محمد ابو ريالة ابو ريالة بيت لحم
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سيما جمال المشايخ المشايخ عمان
جمال جميل المشايخ المشايخ ابو ظبي
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سماعنه أعمر عمان الاردن
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Ruba Al-Ghrouz Al-Ghroz Farwaniya, Kuwait
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