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Fajja فجة - פג'ה -

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Fajja Village - Palestine: : قوشان لأرض يثبت ملكية سليمان حسن الكوز الى 19 دونم في قرية فجة المغتصبة
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 15, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #13 on the map
Israeli military operation Terror campaign before the war have started.
Israeli attacking brigade Haganah and lrgun
Exodus Cause Haganah 'Wispering' campaign (psychological warfare)
Village remains after destruction by Israelis In June 1948, Yosef Weitz (a Jewish National Fund official) recommended Fajja's complete destruction. Based on his recommendation, the village was completely obliterated. It is very possibly one day, to hold JNF responsible in court for their terror acts.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis On 17th February 1948, some Haganah and lrgun terror gangs terrorized the villagers into fleeing. Fajja was completely ethnically cleansed on May 15th, 1948.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,215
Jewish 1,580
Public 124
Total 4,919
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 602 166
Irrigated & Plantation 53 8
Planted W/ Cereal 2,457 1,406
Built up 7 0
Cultivable 3,112 1,580
Non-Cultivable 220 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 194
1931 707
1945 1,570 (370 Jewish)
1948 1,392
Est. Refugees 1998 8,548
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 165
1948 324
Schools Fajja had an elementary school for boys founded in 1922, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 181 students.
Archeological sites Fajja was constructed over the remains of an archaeological site that contains fragments of columns (shafts and capitals), the foundations of buildings, and a cistern.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The Israeli City of Petach Tiqva.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The village has been completely razed except for one house and a pond."


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