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Welcome To Abu al-Fadl - أبو الفضل (السطرية) (אבו אל-פדל)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Abu al-Fadl Village - Palestine: : جامع ابو الفضل - قرية ابو الفضل المهجرة قضاء الرملة سنة 1940
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 9, 1948
Distance from district 4 (km) Northwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location #11 on the map

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Military Operation against town First stage of Operation Dani
Attacking Units Either Har'el Brigade or Giva'ti Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction Abu Fadl was mostly destroyed, and only five of its houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Mostly terrorized out after the attack on Bir Salim on the May 9th, 1948.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,717
Jewish 0
Public 153
Total 2,870
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 818
Irrigated & Plantation 822
Planted W/ Cereal 1,035
Built up 42
Cultivable 2,675
Non-Cultivable 153
Year Population
1931 1,565
1945 510
1948 592
Est. Refugees 1998 3,633
Town's name through history The village was also known by al-Sawtariyya.
Inhabitants place of origin Most villagers trace their roots back to nomadic Bedouins from nearby Khan Yunis (in the Occupied Gaza Strip), known by the 'Arab Abu al-Fadl or al-Satariyya.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
The suburbs of Rishon le-Tziyyon
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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:
"Of the original village houses, no more than five still stand, deserted and nearly collapsing. One of these houses, located at the edge of a citrus grove, is made of cement blocks, with rectangular doors and windows and a tiled, sloping roof".

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