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Welcome To al-Lawz, Khirbat
District of Jerusalem
خربة اللوز - ח'ירבת א-לוז
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district center 11 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location number #22 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 Khirbat al-Lawz was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis In November 1948, Khirbat al-Lawz was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,495
Jewish 0
Public 7
Total 4,502
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 728
Area planted w/ olives 186
Planted W/ Cereal 693
Built up 13
Cultivable 1,421
Non-Cultivable 3,068
before occupation
Year Population
1922 234
1931 315
1945 450
1948 522
Est. Refugees 1998 3,206
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 67
1948 111
Religious institutions One Mosque
Shrines/maqams Khirbat al-Lawz had a shrine for local sage known by al-Shaykh Salama.
Nearby wadies & rivers Khirbat al-Lawz is situated north of Wadi al-Sarar.
Archeological sites The village contains tombs, the ruins of buildings, a millstone, and other material evidence of earlier occupation.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No 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:
Grass and thorns grow among the stone rubble and terraces all across the site, as well as almond, fig, and carob trees. A thick forest of cypress and fir trees has been planted around the site. South of it, in the forest, is a well surrounded by several almond and fig trees. The forest is dedicated to the memory of Moshe Dayan, the Israeli general


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
عماد اللوزي يحيى -
اكرم عبده شكله عمان
عطاف - -
علاءالدين القيسي يحيى AMMAN, JORDAN
قلب الاسد ابو طبيخ الاردن
وليــــد ياسين جابر جابر عمان - حي نزال, الاردن
amani obaid عبيد amman
محمدحسن عنكير عنكير عمان راس العين
Adnan Ghosheh - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ahmad abbad - حي نزال
يحيى اللوزي عنكير عمان
عوض اللوزي شكلة النظيف, النظيف
الدكتور شكلة عمان, الأردن
طارق عبيد shaklah -
ahmed obeid shaklah amman, jordan
hussein abdo _ canada
Mohammad Abbad Abbad Jordan, Jordan
Malek Zatar - New York, America
hani nemer - -
Atallah Shaklah Tx, USA
Ayman hussien atallah -
Murad Abdullah Ibrahim Khalaf Shakleh Amman, Jordan
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