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Welcome To al-'Umur, Khirbat
District of Jerusalem
خربة العمور - ח'ירבת אל-עומור
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 21, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 625 (meters)
Map location See location number #7 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation ha-Har
Israeli attacking brigade Har'el Brigade
Defenders Local militia and Egyptian Army/Muslim Brotherhood Battalion
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Khirbat al-'Umur was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-'Umur, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,725
Jewish 436
Public 2
Total 4,163
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 497 14
Planted W/ Cereal 1,279 172
Built up 10 0
Cultivable 1,776 186
Non-Cultivable 1,941 250
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 137
1931 187
1945 270
1948 313
Est. Refugees 1998 1,923
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 45
1948 75
Nearby wadies & rivers Khirbat al-'Umur was facing Wadi al-Ghadir.
Water supplies The spring of 'Ayn al-'Umur (still functioning) and several nearby springs supplied Khirbat al-'Umur with fresh water.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Giv'at Ye'arim
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Stone rubble and window and door frames, partly hidden by wild grass, are scattered across the village site. Many stone terraces are visible. The village cemetery, to the south, is covered with dirt and grass but many graves are visible; tombstones stand at the head and foot of each one. The spring of 'Ayn al-'Umur and the stone structure around it can still be seen

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ناصر عبيد عبيد amman, jordan
ابو قاسم عبيد الاحساء
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