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Welcome To Umm Khalid - ام خالد (אום ח'אלד)

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Umm Khalid Village - Palestine: : One of the annual festivals in Umm Khalid, 1918
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 20, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) West of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #9 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Umm Khalid was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses remain standing. Currently, these houses are being occupied by Jewish settlers from the nearby Israeli City of Natanya.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Umm Khalid inhabitants were intimidated into fleeing by the Haganah on March 20th, 1948.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,923
Jewish 882
Public 89
Total 2,894
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 47 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,830 882
Built up 23 0
Cultivable 1,877 882
Non-Cultivable 112 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 307
1931 586
1945 970
1948 1,125
Est. Refugees 1998 6,910
Number of houses In (1931): 131 (includes 'Arab al-Balawina)
Schools Umm Khalid had an elementary school for boys.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Archeological sites Umm Khalid contains archeological remains of towers, fortresses, wells, reservoirs, cisterns, and pottery.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The Israeli City of Netanya.
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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 has become part of the city of Netanya. Some houses remain and are used either as residences or for commercial purposes such as warehouses for Israeli companies


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
ابوليث الشيخ ياسين الشيخ ياسين -
aseel toubeh toubeh jeddah, Saudi Arabia
ابوتحسين - طولكرم
علي الهندي الشيخ ياسين -
Wafa Abdul Kareem Al Shalakhty Al Shalakhty Amman, Jordan
احمد الجلاد - Dubai-UAE
Inas Hamshari Hamshari Kuwait
عصام حمدان tulkarem
أبو مالك همشري طولكرم
Estatah استيته استيته Estatah Tullkarwem, Palestine
Bashar Hamdan Az-zarqa, Jordan
jalloudti Jallad ohio, USA
pales hamdan tulkarem
Al jallad jallad -
jallado aljallad kuwait, tulkarm
Yahya Jallad Jallad -
JAS jallad manila, philippines
Munzer Jallad Jallad Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ammar Jallad Khader Amman - swileh, Jordan
amjad hindi الشيخ ياسين jordan
Said Hamdan Hamdan USA
Rana Abdulla Mahmoud -
saif eldin hamdan hamdan egypt, egypt
jallad umm khalid Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratrs
shadi shaikh yaseen shaikh yaseen -
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