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Bayt Lid, Khirbat خربة بيت ليد - ח'ירבת בית ליד -

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bayt Lid, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : بيت النابلسي في مستعمرة كفار يونا
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 5, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) West of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #10 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Israeli attacking brigade Alexandroni Brigade
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Khirbat Beit Lid was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bayt Lid, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,969
Jewish 2,220
Public 147
Total 5,336
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 64 7
Area planted w/ olives 50 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,877 2,213
Built up 23 0
Cultivable 2,941 2,220
Non-Cultivable 152 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 206
1931 298
1945 460
1948 534
Est. Refugees 1998 3,277
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 75
1948 134
Town's name through history The Crusaders referred to KhirbatBeit Lid by Arthabec.
Schools Khirbat Bayt Lid had an elementary school for boys which was solely financed by the villagers.
Inhabitants place of origin The village was founded by Palestinian Arabs from the nearby village of Bayt Lid.
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Nordiyya and Gannot Radar
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The village site is covered with orchards (mainly citrus). A few olive trees remain. The surrounding land is planted in citrus and other fruits