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Welcome To Ishwa' - إشوع (אישוע)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Ishwa' Village - Palestine: : Village House Rubble In 1986
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 18, 1948
Distance from district center 20.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 275 (meters)
Map location See location number #16 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade 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 Ishwa' was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses currently being occupied by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Ishwa' inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,456
Jewish 0
Public 66
Total 5,522
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 473
Area planted w/ olives 414
Planted W/ Cereal 1,911
Built up 18
Cultivable 2,384
Non-Cultivable 3,120
before occupation
Year Population
1596 450
1922 379
1931 468
1945 620
1948 719
Est. Refugees 1998 4,417
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 126
1948 193
Town's name through history The Canaanite and the Romans referred to Ishwa' by Eshta'ol.
Religious institutions Ishwa' had a mosque named after the prophet Joshua (in Hebrew Yeshu').
Water supplies Drinking water was provided by 'Ayn Ishwa', north of the village, and from few other smaller springs and wells.
Archeological sites Ishwa' contains Khirbat al-Shaykh Ibrahim and Khirbat Hammada.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Eshta'ol
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Only a few of the village houses remain on the site, interspersed among the settlement's houses; some serve as residences and warehouses. The village cemetery, next to the administrative building of the settlement, has been levelled and planted with grass


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اسامة مناصرة المناصرة رام الله
فيصل عليان - -
انس نضال نمر عواد الضراغمه الامارات
اكرم عرار عرار البقعه, البقعه
علاء عطالله المناصرة عمان, الاردن
عبدالفتاح مفيد الخطيب المناصرة الرياض
محمد عبدالهادي ابزيع - -
white heart القيسي عمان, الاردن
حسام عليان - -
ok3bmw المناصره/ الشيخ أحمد amman, jordan
يزن نضال عواد دراغمه UAE, UAE
بلال عيسى -
أبو أحمد المقدسي دراغمة أشوع
Abo Wardeh الدراغمة Amman
زياد الشيخ احمد الشيخ احمد القدس, اشوع
فراس عدوان عدوان -
ghassan awwad - -
Dr.Alkhatib alkhatib Amman, Jordan
سلطان سعيد عواد الضراغمة الزرقاء, الأردن
al-shoane - -
Ramez Awad Al Daraghma-Awwad -
باسل حديدون دار علي Jerusalem, Palestine
أبوسميح المناصرة -
Mustafa Moh'd Nassar Nassar -
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