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Welcome To al-Jammasin al-Sharqi - الجماسين الشرقي (ג'מאסין א-שרקי)

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Israeli occupation date March 17, 1948
Distance from district 9 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #12 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-Sharqi was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses, which are currently occupied by Israeli 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-Sharqi 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 286
Jewish 54
Public 22
Total 358
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 53 52
Irrigated & Plantation 193 2
Planted W/ Cereal 40 0
Cultivable 286 54
Non-Cultivable 18 0
Year Population
1931 395
1945 730
1948 847
Est. Refugees 1998 5,200
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 29
1948 62
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-Sharqi students used to attend school in the nearby village of al-Shaykh Muwannis.
Inhabitants place of origin al-Jammasin 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
No settlements on village lands
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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:
"Except for somerubble-strewn areas [where castor-oil (ricinus) plants and cypress, fig, and Christ's-thorn trees grow ], the site has been almost entirely engulfed by the expansion of Tel Aviv .Several Arab houses still stand and have been incorporated into the grid of Tel Aviv's streets, along with the newer Jewish commercial and residential buildings."

Bibliography and References


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Abu-Ayyash ABU-AYYASH Jordan, Jordan
Rami Al-Msaimi المسيمي KSA, KSA
shadi abu- saries - -
شادي أبو عياش -
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