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Kasla كسلا - כסלא -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Kasla Village - Palestine: : كسلا الاراضي المحيطة
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 17, 1948
Distance from district center 17 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 625 (meters)
Map location See location number #17 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Har'el Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Most likely the village was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Kasla inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,001
Jewish 0
Public 3
Total 8,004
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 440
Area planted w/ olives 203
Planted W/ Cereal 2,265
Built up 10
Cultivable 2,705
Non-Cultivable 5,289
before occupation
Year Population
1596 61
1922 233
1931 298
1945 280
1948 325
Est. Refugees 1998 1,995
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 72
1948 78
Town's name through history The Canaanites referred to Kasla by the city of Chesalon, and the Romans called it either Chesalon or Cheslon.
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Ahmad.
Water supplies Two springs in the nearby valley and another spring to the east provided the villagers with fresh water needs.
Archeological sites Kasla was surrounded by several khirbas (including Khirbat Sar'a) which contained the ruins of walls, cisterns, and carved stones.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ramat Razi'el and Kesalon
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