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'Artuf عرتوف - ערתוף -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Artuf Village - Palestine: : قرية عرتوف 1948 - مشاركة صفافي
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 18, 1948
Distance from district center 21.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #23 on the map
Israeli military operation Second phase of Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade The Fourth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, some Arab Liberation Army volunteers, and some local Palestinian militia.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Artuf was mostly destroyed and defaced with the exception of two village houses and the village cemetery.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Artuf inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 401
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 403
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 61
Area planted w/ olives 20
Planted W/ Cereal 279
Built up 18
Cultivable 340
Non-Cultivable 45
before occupation
Year Population
1596 110
1922 305
1931 253
1945 350
1948 406
Est. Refugees 1998 2,493
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 58
1948 93
Schools One elementary school
Religious institutions 'Artuf had a mosque known by al-'Umari Mosque.
Shrines/maqams And it also had a maqam for a local sage known as al-Shaykh 'Ali al-Ghimadi.
Archeological sites The village contains Khirbat Marmita and Khirbat al-Burj.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Hartuv, Nacham, and possibly Beit Shemesh too.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"One stone house, located outside the Jewish settlement of Nacham, has been expanded, and is now inhabited by a Jewish family. In the middle of the Jewish settlement is a small stone house that is used as a warehouse; it stands by the site of the former mosque. On the western slopes of the site is a circular structure with no roof that was formerly used as a lime kiln (kabbara). The village cemetery, to the west, has been levelled; only one or two graves remain on its eastern edge. Part of the British police headquarters is still standing."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
أحمد سلطان -
عرتوف رحال -
وليد رحال رحال عمان, الاردن
فلسطين رحال رحال -
احمد رحال - -
ala khater - NJ , USA
ابن عرتوف - -
Shahin Shahin Jordan, Jordan
محمد رسول سلطان سلطان الاردن
om abdallah shahada Jordan
rahal رحال amman, jordan
ابو حسين رحال عرتوف
رحال رحال -
محمد - -
يزن سلطان سلطان -
yossi ben-artzi - haifa, israel
بنت الشتات شتات عمان, الأردن
adel shihadah shihadah khurtom, sudan
Jamila Shihadah Shihadah -
Thabit Shihadah - VA, USA
abdullahrahhal rahhal ontario, canada
Ahmad Shihadah - -
Abir Shahin - Va, USA
maher shuhadeh shuhadeh bahrain
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