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Welcome To 'Awlam - عولم (עולם)

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Awlam Village - Palestine: : Palm tree, 'Awlam, 04/10/08
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Southwest of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #24 on the map
Israeli military operation Some unidentified troops from the Haganah
Exodus Cause Abandonment based on Arab orders
Village remains after destruction by Israelis 'Awlam was completely obliterated defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Awlam inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,816
Jewish 7,725
Public 5
Total 18,546
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 202 158
Area planted w/ olives 410 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,623 4,516
Built up 28 22
Cultivable 6,825 4,674
Non-Cultivable 3,968 3,029
before occupation
Year Population
1596 83
19th century 120
1922 496
1931 555
1945 720
1948 835
Est. Refugees 1998 5,129
Number of houses In (1931): 139 (includes 'Arab Muwaylhat)
Schools 'Awlam had an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans, however, it closed its doors during the British Mandate period.
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers 'Awlam is situated on the slopes of the westward-flowing Wadi 'Awlam (a tributary of Wadi al-Bira).
Water supplies The village had six springs supplying it with drinking water.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Qish is nearby village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Nothing remains of the village buildings except stone rubble; only a spring that was used by the villagers has been left unchanged


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
جواد المغربي المغربي -
siham qazaq - -
محمد المغربي - اربد, الاردن
Maram Moughrabi المغربي اربد
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