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Welcome To Dayr al-Hawa - دير الهوا (דיר אל-הוא)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Dayr al-Hawa Village - Palestine: : I am an eight years old girl from Dayr al-Hawa. It's time for me & my family to go back home NOW
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 19, 1948
Distance from district 18.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 650 (meters)
Map location See location #27 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation ha-Har
Attacking Units Fourth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade (commanded by the Ethnic Cleansing champion, Yigal Allon).
Defenders Local militia and Egyptian Army/Muslim Brotherhood Battalion
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Deir al-Hawa was completely obliterated. Currently the Jewish National Fund owns your village, and you're more than welcome to sue them in U.S. courts if you wish, see 'Imwas, al-Ramla for more details.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Dayr al-Hawa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,660
Jewish 0
Public 1,347
Total 5,907
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 58
Area planted w/ olives 501
Planted W/ Cereal 1,565
Built up 4
Cultivable 1,623
Non-Cultivable 4,280
Year Population
1922 18
1931 47
1945 60
1948 70
Est. Refugees 1998 427
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 11
1948 16
Religious institutions A mosque in the western part of the village.
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Shaykh Sulayman.
Water supply Dayr al-Hawa contained two wells located southeast and west of its center.
Archeological sites Deir al-Hawa was built on an unknown archaeological site.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Nes Harim is nearby village lands.
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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:
The stone rubble of houses is mixed with the ruined walls of terraces. Parts of the site have been levelled and cleared, and the debris has been gathered to form a large pile at one end of the site. In the north, south, and west, terraces are covered with groves of carob and olive trees. Cactuses grow on the southern edge of the site, and ruined walls lie on the western side of the village. Large slabs of reinforced concrete can still be seen near the watchtower that was erected on the cleared area

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محمود عثمان عثمان amman, jordan
أبو الفداء الصالح U.A.E, دير الهوا
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mahmoud abu-el-hawa abu-el hawa lancs, united kingdome
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Marwan AbulHawa Qatar, Qatar
susan abulhawa - PA, USA
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