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Abu Shusha ابو شوشة - אבו שושה -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 14, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #37 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Village defenders Arab Liberation Army volunteers, and some local Palestinian militia.
Israeli acts of terror Birzeit University, in the occupied West Bank, uncovered a massacre occured in the village soon after occupation. Their research stated that more than 60 unarmed villager were hacked to death. For more detail account of such masscare, click here.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Abu Shusha was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Abu Shusha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,896
Jewish 6,337
Public 192
Total 9,425
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 54 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,475 5,569
Built up 24 0
Cultivable 2,529 5,569
Non-Cultivable 535 768
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 100
1922 603
1931 627
1945 870
1948 1,009
Est. Refugees 1998 6,198
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 145
1948 233
Town's name through history The Old Testament referred to Abu Shusha by the City of Gezer, the Romans called it Gazara, and the Crusades known it by Mont Gisart.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1947, and it had an initial enrollment of 33 boys.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village was the location of a battle between the Crusades and the troops of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ameilim, Pedaya, & Gezer.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi no remaining structures on the village are still standing. Currently, village land is being farmed by the neighboring Jewish settlements.


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