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Jarash جراش - ג'רש -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Jarash Village - Palestine: : Ruins of the destroyed Palestinian village and surrounding hills
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 21, 1948
Distance from district center 21 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 425 (meters)
Map location See location number #33 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation ha-Har
Israeli attacking brigade Sixth Battalion of the Har' el Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Jarash was completely defaced, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Jarash inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,517
Jewish 0
Public 1
Total 3,518
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 5
Area planted w/ olives 38
Planted W/ Cereal 1,335
Built up 5
Cultivable 1,340
Non-Cultivable 2,173
before occupation
Year Population
1931 164
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 33
1948 44
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local religious teacher known as al-Shaykh Abroad.
Archeological sites To the east of the village lay Khirbat Sira, which is identified with a Mamluk/Ottoman village.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is overgrown with grass, interspersed with the debris of destroyed houses and stones from the terraces. The ruins of a cemetery lie northwest of the site. Groves of trees cover two hills to the west of the site that are separated by a valley. Carob, fig, almond, and olive trees grow on these hills


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