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Ijlil al-Shamaliyya إجليل الشمالية - ג'ליל א-שמאליה -

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 3, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #2 on the map
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Ijlil al-Shamaliyya was completely 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 1,900
Jewish 521
Public 39
Total 2,450
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 183 0
Irrigated & Plantation 13 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,574 474
Built up 7 0
Cultivable 1,770 474
Non-Cultivable 152 47
before occupation
Year Population
1922 154
1931 305
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Schools Ijlil al-Shamaliyya had a elementary school founded in 1945, which had an initial enrollment of 64 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contained evidence of tessellated pavements, building foundations, and stone quarrying.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Gelil Yam
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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 difficult to identify with precision because it is now part of a large garbage dump."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Ibrahim Al-assi Al_assi -
ابو محمد عبد الجليل الضفة الغربية, فلسطين
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