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Ra'na رعنا - רענא -

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Ra'na Village - Palestine: : An old well in Ra'na #1, July 2002
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 22, 1948
Distance from district center 26 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #8 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yo'av (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, local Palestinian militias and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers.
Refugees' migration route Many of the refugees headed for the Hebron hills.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Ra'na was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Ra'na inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,923
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 6,925
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 112
Area planted w/ olives 146
Planted W/ Cereal 5,882
Built up 14
Cultivable 5,994
Non-Cultivable 917
before occupation
Year Population
1922 126
1931 150
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 36
1948 52
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Gal-On
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is fenced in with barbed wire and is overgrown in part by cactuses, especially where there is limestone soil, and by carob trees. No houses or rubble remains."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
يحيى خاطر - الرصيفة
ابو ثائر خاطر فست فالين المانيا, المانيا
اشرف ابوحمره ال خاطر -
احمد خاطرخاطر خاطر الزرقاء, الاردن
هبه خاطر خاطر عمان, الاردن
حسام ابوحمرة خاطر خاطر الاردن, الاردن
murad alhawi - -
nats semreen - -
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