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Welcome To 'Aqir - عاقر (עאקר)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Aqir Village - Palestine: : Jewish Settlers ENJOYING The New LOOT, Unbelievable, 1948
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 6, 1948
Distance from district 9 (km) Southwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #36 on the map

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Attacking Units Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction 'Aqior was mostly destroyed with the exception of five of its houses.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Aqir inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,322
Jewish 3,222
Public 1,281
Total 15,825
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,300 1,395
Irrigated & Plantation 914 36
Planted W/ Cereal 9,739 1,777
Built up 46 0
Cultivable 11,953 3,208
Non-Cultivable 604 14
Year Population
1931 1,691
1945 2,480
1948 2,877
Est. Refugees 1998 17,667
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 401
1948 682
Town's name through history The Romans referred to the village by Accaron.
Schools Two elementary schools: the 1st was for boys founded in 1921 which had an enrollment of 391 boys in 1945; the 2nd was for girls which had an enrollment of 46 girls in 1945.
Religious institutions Two mosques
Shrines/maqams Two shrines for unknown individuals.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated 1 km north of Wadi al-Nasufiyya.
Water supply Ground water was plentiful, and in the 1940s a number of artesian wells were drilled.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Mazkeret Batya, Kefar 'Eqron, and Ganne Yochanan.
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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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