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Welcome To al-Jammasin al-Gharbi - الجماسين الغربي (ג'מאסין אל-ע'רבי)

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Jammasin al-Gharbi Village - Palestine: : Two houses in the eastern neighbourhood
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 17, 1948
Distance from district 6.5 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #10 on the map

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Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction al-Jammasin al-Gharbi was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses currently being occupied by Jewish settlers.
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. al-Jammasin al-Gharbi inhabitants were partially intimidated by the Haganah into fleeing their homes on January 7th 1948, and complete ethnic cleansing on March 17th, 1948.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 529
Jewish 714
Public 122
Total 1,365
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 202 215
Irrigated & Plantation 151 143
Planted W/ Cereal 173 332
Cultivable 526 690
Non-Cultivable 125 24
Year Population
1931 566
1945 1,080
1948 1,253
Est. Refugees 1998 7,694
Town's name through history Jammasin in Arabic means Water Buffalo. The village may have been named after the water buffaloes that the villagers were famous in raising.
Schools al-Jammasin al-Gharbi students used to attend school in the nearby village of al-Shaykh Muwannis.
Inhabitants place of origin al-Jammasin's inhabitants were known to be descendants of nomads who had migrated to the area from the Jordan Valley.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
The Tel Aviv municipality
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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:
"A few some what dilapidated houses remain, some inhabited by Jews, others deserted. One inhabited house is a two-storey structure that looks like a conglomeration of unrelated rooms of varying size and shape."

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Yahya mohamed irsan Abu-Ayyash Al jammasin -
mhammed yussef musaimi musaimi -
جاسر أبوداود - -
mohammad abu dawood abu dawood -
وحيدالمسيمي - الاردن - عمان
طارق المسيمي المسيمي MA, USA
Khaled Abu Dawood Abu Dawood -
دارين ابو حمدان nablus, plastine
ScOrPiOnE - Gaza
zedana - -
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