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al-Mas'udiyya المسعودية (صميل) - אל-מסעודיה -

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Mas'udiyya Village - Palestine: : صورة رائعة للقرية اخذت بعد النكبة
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date December 25, 1947
Distance from district center 5 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #14 on the map
Israeli military operation Haganah or IZL
Refugees' migration route Initially, many refugees sought refuge in the neighboring Jammasin, but later they were on the move again.
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Mas'udiyya was mostly destroyed with the exception of a deserted house that belonged to Muhammad Baydas.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Despite of a peace truce between the villagers and the Haganah, the villagers were terrorized into fleeing on 25th of December 1947.
before occupation
Year Population
1922 449
1931 658
1945 850
1948 986
Est. Refugees 1998 6,055
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 127
1948 190
Town's name through history The village was known originally by its alternative name Summayl, but it was renamed to al-Mas'udiyya in the early twentieth century.
Schools al-Mas'udiyya had an elementary school for boys founded in 1931, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 31 student.
Religious institutions One mosque which was built on top of a church foundation.
Nearby wadies & rivers al-Mas'udiyya was situated 1.5 km south of the al-'Awja River.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tel Aviv City
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All that remains of the village is one deserted house that belonged to Muhammad Baydas. Nearby is the al-Mas'udiyya (or Summayl) bridge-an arched, steel structure."