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Welcome To Bayt Lid, Khirbat - خربة بيت ليد (ח'ירבת בית ליד)

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 5, 1948
Distance from district 12 (km) West of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #10 on the map

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Military Operation against town Coastal Clearing
Attacking Units Alexandroni Brigade
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction Khirbat Beit Lid was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Bayt Lid, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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
that usurped village lands
Nordiyya and Gannot Radar
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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:
The village site is covered with orchards (mainly citrus). A few olive trees remain. The surrounding land is planted in citrus and other fruits

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