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Welcome To Ijlil al-Qibliyya
District of Jaffa
إجْليل القبلية - ג'ליל אל-קבליה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 3, 1948
Distance from district center 13 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #4 on the map
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Ijlil al-Qibliya was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis

Either in December 1947 or January 1948 the leaders of al-Shaykh Muwannis, al-Mas'udiyya, al-Jammasin, and the mukhtars of 'Arab Abu Kishk and Ijlil met with Haganah representative in the house of Avraham Schapira in Petah Tikva and expressed desire for peace. Despite the commitment of these villages not harbor any Arab Liberation Armies or local Arab Militia, they were all completely ethnically cleansed. On April 3rd 1948, the inhabitants fleed for their lives fearing Jewish attacks.

Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,692
Jewish 5,980
Public 535
Total 15,207
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 923 573
Irrigated & Plantation 85 93
Planted W/ Cereal 7,130 3,721
Built up 6 0
Cultivable 8,138 4,387
Non-Cultivable 1,083 1,593
before occupation
Year Population
1931 305
1945 680 (210 Jewish)
1948 545
Est. Refugees 1998 3,348
Town's name through history Ijlil al-Qibliya was named after al-Shaykh Salih 'Abd al-Jalil, whose maqam was located in the village site.
Schools Village students attended school in ljlil al-Shamaliyya.
Shrines/maqams A shrine for al-Shaykh Salih 'Abd al-Jalil.
Archeological sites The village contains a Tell or khirbat Makmish.
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:
"The site serves as a garbage dump and the original village can hardly be identified. On the thin swath of the hill that has not yet been covered with waste, remnants of stone houses stand next to a gasoline storage tank, along with bushes and cactuses."

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Mohammad Ahmad Abuesnineh Abuesnineh KSA
عصـــام - طولكرم, طولكرم
عنان أبو ذياب أبو ذياب طولكرم, فلسطين
ابو محمد عبد الجليل الضفة الغربية, فلسطين
samar abuseninah - -
Yousef Abu Diab Abu Diab Kuwait
subhi abu sneineh - عمان, الاردن
mohammad hilme mohammad yahya abu-snaineh أبوسنينه -
Ammar abusnieneh ijleel
bechu - amman, amman
Samah Azzam Abu Snaineh Abu Snaineh Doha, Qatar
بهاء ابو ذياب ابو ذياب مخيم طولكرم
Mahmoud Abu Diab - -
mohd.g.abusnaineh abusnaineh doha, doha
Tareq Abu Snaineh Abu Snaineh -
Ahmad Hussien Jamil Ali Al-Jaser Abu Snaineh Abu Snaineh Amman - Jordan
Ahmad Hussien Al-Jaser Abu Snaineh Abu Snaineh Amman, Jordan
ahmad abu diab abu diab -
Ahmed Ghassan Jamil ALI ALjasser ABUSNENEH ABUSNEINEH Qc, Quebec
mahmood المرخات -
nasser AbuSneineh ijlil qatar, qatar
Adel Abu Snaineh Abu Snaineh Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dottie - Australia
Kamal Abu Diab Abu Diab Amman, Jordan
Hammodeh Abu Safi Jordan, Jordan
esam abu diab abu diab -
reem abu snaineh Abu Snaineh quebec, canada
ali alzait - -
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