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Welcome To al-Jura - الجورة (אל-ג'ורה)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Jura Village - Palestine: : Remaining home with Kibbutz above. Summer 2006. Photo: Annemarie Jacir
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 11, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 800 (meters)
Map location See location number #25 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Jura was mostly destroyed with the exception of few deserted houses (one of them is a two story house).
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Jura inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,909
Jewish 247
Public 2
Total 4,158
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,125 89
Area planted w/ olives 176 0
Planted W/ Cereal 846 0
Built up 27 0
Cultivable 1,971 89
Non-Cultivable 1,913 158
before occupation
Year Population
1922 234
1931 329
1945 420
1948 487
Est. Refugees 1998 2,992
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 63
1948 93
Schools One elementary school
Water supplies Drinking water was supplied from a spring west of al-Jura, and other springs southwest which were used for irrigating.
Archeological sites al-Jura contains artifact from Byzantine and the Crusades in three Khirbats: Khirbat Sa'ida, Ayn al-Jadida, and Khirbat al-Qusur.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ora
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The only structures that still stand are two limestone houses on the valley floor at the southern edge of the village. The larger house is a rectangular, two-story building; its second story has two arched doors, each of which is flanked by two arched windows