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Welcome To Barfiliya - برفيلية (ברפיליה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 14, 1948
Distance from district center 10.5 (km) East of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #20 on the map
Israeli military operation Second phase of Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade A force composed of Giv'ati, Kiryati, and Eighth (Armored) brigades
Defenders Jordanian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Barfiliya was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Barfiliya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,130
Jewish 0
Public 4
Total 7,134
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 241
Area planted w/ olives 191
Planted W/ Cereal 2,739
Built up 17
Cultivable 2,980
Non-Cultivable 4,137
before occupation
Year Population
1596 44
1922 421
1931 544
1945 730
1948 847
Est. Refugees 1998 5,200
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 132
1948 205
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to the village by Porphylia.
Schools An elementary school founded in 1946, and when it opened its doors it had an enrollment of 50 students.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands
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Town Today

The village site is used as a military firing range and is closed to the public.


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
حاتم علقم علقم عمان
احمد زايد زايد رام الله, فلسطين
بيان علقم علقم jordan
ابو خالد عقلم عمان, الاردن
عاشق الوطن علقم عمان, الاردن
نسيبه alqam Amman, Jordan ishnineh nc, usa
محمد اشنينه - -
صلاح اشنينه اشنينه عمان, الاردن
محمود الكسبه - AMMAN
احمد اسماعيل علقم - -
Abo Alez ISHNEANEH Now Iam In Kuwait But I was lived in Alwehdat camp in amman Jordan, Now Kuwait
علاء علقم علقم Amman, Jordan
فراس علقم علقم al_berah
بسام علقم Mahmood Alqam Amman
see alqam amman
mo3n mahmod -
البرفيلي يعقوب amman, JORDAN
رشدي علقم علقم Amman, Jordan
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