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Welcome To al-Maliha - المالحه (אל-מאלחה)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Maliha Village - Palestine: : Memorable picture for Malha's students in 1932
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district 5.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location #26 on the map

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Attacking Units Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL or ETZEL) and Yonathan Company of the Gadna (Palmach Youth Battalions).
Defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods operating south of Jerusalem alongside Palestinian guerrillas.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Many houses remain standing and occupied by Israeli Jewish settlers, although few houses, on the south side, were demolished. al-Maliha's mosque remain standing, but it is CLOSED for worshipers, unless you have an idea on how to open it!
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Maliha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans In 1850, the village was the home of one of the most influential families in the Jerusalem Mountains, the al-Shaykha family.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,798
Jewish 922
Public 18
Total 6,828
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,613 5
Area planted w/ olives 1,370 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,013 246
Built up 86 242
Cultivable 3,626 251
Non-Cultivable 2,194 429
Year Population
1596 286
1922 1,038
1931 1,410
1945 1,940
1948 2,250
Est. Refugees 1998 13,820
Number of houses In (1931): 299 (includes 'Ayn Yalu)
Town's name through history At one point al-Maliha was known also by Maliha al-Sughra.
Schools One public elementary school for boys which remains standing.
Religious institutions One large mosque known by 'Umar ibn al-Khattab and until this date it's still standing.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Manachat and Israeli Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Daniya
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Many houses are still standing and are occupied by Jewish families, although a few houses on the southern side of the village have been demolished. The inhabited houses are generally two-storey structures built of limestone, with arched windows and doors. Some houses have balconies with roofs that are supported by columns and circular arches. The school building is abandoned and its classrooms are filled with refuse. Some of the village streets are wide and paved while others are narrow alleys that are interrupted at points by limestone steps. The village mosque, with its tall, round minaret, still stands in the center of the village. It is closed and in a state of neglect. The village cemetery

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Ronny Salama Jawarish Salama Jawaresh Maryland, United States of America
Maryam Shahin Alkalla CA, CA
abo daniel hasan abo kamel athense, greece
عندليب ابو قمل Jordan, Jordan
ghada abu-kamel - amman, jordan
حسن عودة عودة القدس
مؤيد الجواريش الجواريش بيت لحم , بيت لحم
moussa - Amman
Alaa Marouf - saudi arabia, el riyadh
علاءكو داوود -
عبدالرحمن قطامش - -
ayman ammar ammar ca, ca
الحج - مخيم شعفاط, القدس
علاء Jawareesh/ Mawaleh Palestine, Palestine
Ghadeer Abu Kamel Abu Kamel Amman, Jordan
maisa'a alkhars عمار amman, jordan
حقنا للعوده - القدس, المالحه
omar moulla moulla jordan, jordan
Sameeh Moualla Moualla , UAE
Emad Abu Qamel Abu Qamel Amman - Jordan
Ghadeer Abu Ali Ammar Amman, Jordan
محمد درويش أبوزهيرة أبو ززهيرة -
Abu Ahmed الحنش القدس
asem jawaresh amman
أبو خالد - -
Isra Odeh - Ramallah, Palestine
أبوثائر الفسيسي AMMAN
قريه المالحه - -
Najwan Odeh Odeh Ramallah, Palestine
محمد عودة رامالله
abu mohammed abu qamel Amman ju
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abu murad darwish -
Rasim Ramadan Jawareesh Capital, Jordan
gigi - boston, united states
AL-BASHA Jawareesh WestBank, Palestain
shahaberko al-hanash student, palestine
Rafat Odeh Odeh Kansas, USA
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Haifa Faraj Faraj Washington State
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yasin al_shouk (dawoad) France, France
Ayman ayman tripoly, باريس
Medhat Odeh MO, USA
david داوود - -
mohamud odah odah dubai, U.A.E
mahmoud abu kamal abu alkamil bethlehem, palestine
nasser tachta Jawareesh california, usa
lana saleh abu-alkamil Amman, jordan
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