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Bayt Naqquba بيت نقوبا - בית נקובא -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bayt Naqquba Village - Palestine: : One of the Israeli looted Palestinian houses in the exclusive Jewish colony that was built on top village's ruins
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 1, 1948
Distance from district center 9.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 660 (meters)
Map location See location number #3 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Nachshon
Israeli attacking brigade A force of 1,500 Palmach and Haganah troops
Village defenders Arab Liberation Army volunteers and some local Palestinian militia.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Bayt Naqquba was mostly destroyed with the exception of a few houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bayt Naqquba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,958
Jewish 951
Public 3
Total 2,979
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 303 31
Area planted w/ olives 194 0
Planted W/ Cereal 515 238
Built up 9 296
Cultivable 818 269
Non-Cultivable 1,201 386
before occupation
Year Population
1931 177
1945 240
1948 278
Est. Refugees 1998 1,710
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 41
1948 64
Water supplies A spring on the eastern edge of the village provided Bayt Naqquba with fresh water supply.
Archeological sites Bayt Naqquba contains several khirbats including Khirbat al-Khanazir and Khirbat al-Ra's.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt Neqofa
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"A few houses are used either as dwellings or as stables. These houses were built of stone and many had domed roofs. Stones recovered from the ruins of the village houses have been used as steps for entrances to new Jewish homes. In what was probably a unique case among all the villages occupied and depopulated, a new Arab village with the same name was established south of the original site in 1962, and some refugees from the old village were allowed to live there."