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Welcome To Rantiya - رنتية (רנתיה)

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Rantiya Village - Palestine: : 9/2012
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district 16 (km) East of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #16 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Dani
Attacking Units The Palmach's Eighth Armored Brigade and the Third Infantry Battalion of the Alexandroni Brigade.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Rantiya was mostly destroyed with the exception of three deserted houses.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Rantiya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,155
Jewish 142
Public 92
Total 4,389
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 505 0
Irrigated & Plantation 99 120
Area planted w/ olives 20 0
Planted W/ Cereal 3,518 22
Built up 13 0
Cultivable 4,122 142
Non-Cultivable 112 0
Year Population
1596 132
1931 411
1945 590
1948 684
Est. Refugees 1998 4,203
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 105
1948 174
Town's name through history During the Roman period the village was known by Rantia, and the Crusaders referred to it by Rentie.
Schools Rantiya had an elementary school for boys founded in 1947, which had an initial enrollment of 45 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Water supply Rantiya contained dozens of artesian wells which had been dug to the east and south of the village.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Mazor, Nofekh, and Rinnatya.
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Three deserted houses, standing amid weeds, tall wild grasses, and the debris of several other houses, are all that remains of the village. Two of the deserted houses are made of stone, the third of concrete. All have rectangular doors and windows. Two of them have flat roofs; the third may have had a gabled roof."

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