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Welcome To al-Burayj - البريج (אל-בריג')

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 19, 1948
Distance from district 28.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location #32 on the map

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Military Operation against town First phase of Operation ha-Har
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction al-Burayj was mostly destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Burayj inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 18,856
Jewish 0
Public 124
Total 19,080
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 31
Irrigated & Plantation 77
Area planted w/ olives 88
Planted W/ Cereal 9,426
Built up 14
Cultivable 9,534
Non-Cultivable 9,532
Year Population
1922 382
1945 720
1948 835
Est. Refugees 1998 5,129
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 132
Town's name through history al-Burayj name was derived from the Greek purgos meaning a tower.
Religious institutions al-Burayj had a mosque called al-'Umari mosque and a Greek Orthodox Monastery to the west.
Archeological sites The village has several khirbas around it which contained cisterns, rock-hewn wine presses, tombs, foundations, columns, mosaic floors, and caves.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
A large military base called Kanaf Staim occupies some of the village lands.
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Status of The Village Today

The site is now part of a large military base called Kanaf Staim (Wing Two ). A large area is fenced in, and a watchtower has been built. The site is inaccessible to the public.

Bibliography and References


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
فادي الحنيني سكاكية بيت لحم, فلسطين
Mohammad Nasrallah - -
hani abu khadija - -
nnasrallah Nasrallah -
عبدالرحمن الحنيني الحنيني الخبر , الخبر
مصطفى ابو خديجه ابو خديجه الرصيفه, البريج
أوس عيسى الحنيني - أبو قصي سكاكي -
hamadah المساعفه -
احمد حسن سكاكي عمان, الاردن
فادي يوسف أحمد عبدالرازق الخطيب الخطيب عمان, الأردن
احمد الشلختي الشلختي اربد
محمود الشلختي الشلختي اربد
ابوعلي - البريج
Ashraf Alhasan Eskaki/ Hasan -
محمد جمال - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mustafa AbuSaab AbuSaab -
Mahmoud Abu-Saab - Jordan
البريجي حسن عمان
اشرف نصرالله - -
ابو محمد الشرش الشرش -
اشرف ابوخديجة ابوخديجة الرياض -, السعودية
مساعفه - -
ماجد عبد الهادي - قطر, قطر
Aktham Abu Khadijeh - -
محمد123 غطاس1984 - -
mohloay نصرالله -
البريجي نصرالله الاردن, البريج
عبدالله نصرالله نصرالله المنورة, السعودية
شباب المستقبل - القدس, حارس
saber ESKAKI -
Abdulqader Nasrallah - Dhahran, Khobar
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