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'Aqqur عقور - עקור -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Aqqur Village - Palestine: : An arched entrance to a destroyed village house, 1986
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district center 14.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 475 (meters)
Map location See location number #24 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Aqqur inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,444
Jewish 0
Public 78
Total 5,522
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 174
Planted W/ Cereal 653
Built up 5
Cultivable 827
Non-Cultivable 4,690
before occupation
Year Population
1922 25
1931 488
1945 40
1948 46
Est. Refugees 1998 285
Number of houses In (1931): 106 (includes Ras Abu'Ammar and 'Ayn Hubin)
Shrines/maqams 'Aqqur had a maqam for a local sage known by al-Shaykh Ahmad Sulayman.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village overlooks Wadi Isma'il, which is a tributary to Wadi al-Sarar.
Water supplies The spring or 'Ayn al-Shaykh Ahmad Sulayman on southwestern edge of the village.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village land
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"A thick forest of fir and cypress trees has been planted on the site. Within the forest, stone rubble and the ruins of walls with arched openings and terraces are visible."