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Welcome To 'Islin - عسلين (עיסלין)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Islin Village - Palestine: : A village house or wall on the site today
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 18, 1948
Distance from district center 21 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 280 (meters)
Map location See location number #15 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Fourth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis 'Islin was completely defaced, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Islin inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,157
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 2,159
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 104
Area planted w/ olives 25
Planted W/ Cereal 830
Built up 20
Cultivable 934
Non-Cultivable 1,205
before occupation
Year Population
1596 77
1931 186
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 49
1948 79
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:-
Partially destroyed walls and stone terraces can be seen throughout the site. A thick forest, bushes, and grass grow over and around the stone rubble. Many carob trees and some olive trees grow on the northern edge of the site, and eucalyptus and fir trees grow in the south. The site also houses a bus repair yard belonging to the Israeli public transportation cooperative, Egged


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