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Welcome To Bayt Thul - بيت ثول (בית ת'ול)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bayt Thul Village - Palestine: : The ruins of destroyed houses in the destroyed Palestinian village.
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 1, 1948
Distance from district center 15.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 825(meters)
Map location See location number #2 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Nachshon
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Bayt Thul was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Bayt Thul was NOT completely ethnically cleansed, few of the villagers were allowed to live in the village to this date.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,205
Jewish 421
Public 3
Total 4,629
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 55 0
Planted W/ Cereal 787 190
Built up 13 0
Cultivable 842 190
Non-Cultivable 3,353 231
before occupation
Year Population
1596 66
1922 133
1931 182
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 43
1948 71
Town's name through history Bayt Thul was also identified with Bayt Tun in the 1596 Ottoman tax records.
Religious institutions The village had one mosque.
Shrines/maqams One maqam for unknown person
Archeological sites Bayt Thul has several Khirbats containing columns, foundations of ruined buildings, cisterns, and formerly inhabited caves.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Nataf and Newe Ilan
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Piles of rubble are spread over a wide area on the hill. The remains of walls can be seen, with thick wild grass growing among them. The ruins of a large house are on the eastern side of the site, surounded by a dilapidated wall. Two wells, carved in the rock, are still used by Palestinians who have remained in the area."