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Jarisha جريشة - ג'רישה -

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Jarisha Village - Palestine: : The famous mill (Tahouneh)
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 7 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #11 on the map
Israeli acts of terror In March 1948, Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL or ETZEL) kidnapped five of the village leaders despite of a truce between the villagers and the Haganah.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Jarisha was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Jarisha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 397
Jewish 93
Public 65
Total 555
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 302 77
Irrigated & Plantation 89 15
Built up 3 1
Cultivable 391 92
Non-Cultivable 68 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 121
1922 57
1931 183
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 43
1948 51
Town's name through history Jarisha may have picked its name from the nearby a grain mill.
Nearby wadies & rivers Jarisha was situated on the south bank of the al-'Awja River.
Water supplies Jarisha had its own well for drinking water and used the al-'Awja River water for irrigation.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The Israeli City of Ramat Gan has been encroaching 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 has been completely covered over by highways and suburban houses."