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Welcome To al-Mirr
District of Jaffa
المرّ / المحمودية - אל-מיר
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date February 1, 1948
Distance from district center 16.5 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #8 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL)
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of few large deserted houses.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis On the 3rd of February 1948, al-Mirr's inhabitants were terrorized in leaving the village by the terror gang of Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL)..
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 41
Jewish 0
Public 10
Total 51
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2
Planted W/ Cereal 31
Built up 2
Cultivable 33
Non-Cultivable 16
before occupation
Year Population
1922 75
1931 101
1945 170
1948 197
Est. Refugees 1998 1,211
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 25
1948 48
Town's name through history al-Mirr was founded during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II (1808-39), which it was known by his name for some time.
Nearby wadies & rivers al-Mirr is situated on the southern bank of the al-'Awja River.
Archeological sites al-Mirr contains the remains of a Turkish bridge which remains visible to this date.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements 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:
"All that remains of the village are a few large, deserted houses, surrounded by tall, thorny plants and some unused village wells and roads. One of the houses is a two-story concrete structure with a flat roof and rectangular windows and doors. Another house, also a two-story, concrete building, is quite large and architecturally elaborate. A dilapidated, stone-lined well, also remains, its ladder still inside. Railroad tracks run through the site and a number of palm trees are scattered across it."


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