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Welcome To 'Allar - علار (עלאר)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 22, 1948
Distance from district 17.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 675 (meters)
Map location See location #37 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation ha-Har
Attacking Units Har'el and Etzioni brigades
Defenders Local militia and Egyptian Army/Muslim Brotherhood Battalion
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction 'Allar was mostly destroyed with the exception of the village school, and possibly either its shrine or its mosque remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis A large number of 'Allar's refugees remained encamped in the gullies and caves around the villages, only to be expelled during Israeli raids in subsequent months.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,353
Jewish 0
Public 3
Total 12,356
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 353
Planted W/ Cereal 2,234
Built up 12
Cultivable 2,587
Non-Cultivable 9,757
Year Population
1596 204
19th century 400
1945 440
1948 510
Est. Refugees 1998 3,134
Number of houses N/A
Schools One elementary school (remain standing)
Religious institutions Since 'Allar currently contains a domed structure, then it's possibly that it had at least a mosque before destruction.
Shrines/maqams One shrine/maqam for al-Shaykh Ibrahim (probably, it's still standing), plus three other unknown maqams.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village overlooked a tributary of Wadi al-Sarar.
Water supply 'Allar has several springs which used to supply the inhabitants with fresh water including 'Ayn al-Tannur.
Archeological sites Several khirbas are in 'Allar's vicinity including Khirbat al-Shaykh Ibrahim.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Matta' and Bar-Giyyora
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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:
"Stone rubble, concrete blocks and slabs, and steel bars litter the site, together with the remains of stone terraces and walls. One domed stone structure, the former school building, still stands."

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