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District of al-Ramla
بشيت - בשית
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 13, 1948
Distance from district center 16.5 (km) Southwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #41 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak (lightening)
Israeli attacking brigade Giva'ti brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Bashshit was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bashshit inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 18,538
Jewish 0
Public 15
Total 18,553
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 66
Irrigated & Plantation 651
Area planted w/ olives 67
Planted W/ Cereal 17,558
Built up 58
Cultivable 18,275
Non-Cultivable 220
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 936
1931 1,125
1945 1,620
1948 1,879
Est. Refugees 1998 11,540
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 333
1948 556
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Bashshit by Basit.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1921, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 148 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams One shrine for unknown individual
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi Bashshit ran 1/2 km to the East.
Archeological sites The village contains khirbat al-Nabi 'Ararat, which has pillars, cisterns, and pottery.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Newe Mivtach, Meshar, Kefar Mordekhay, Misgav Dov, Kannot, Shedema, and 'Aseret.
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Town 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".

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
أبوعمر ياسين GAZA, BASHSHIT
ابو يوسف عياد - الجزاءر, الجزاءر
معاذ هنداوي - -
رشا كلاب - عمان, الاردن
أبو إياد النجار جدة , السعودية
اماني هنداوي هنداوي -
الحسين كلاب -
محمد يوسف حسن شاهين -
أبومحمود كلاب قطاع غزة, قطاع غزة
ورد - -
ابوسامح - -
الحج احمد كلاب خانيونس, بشيت
Sammi Ibrahem Ibrahem West Midland, UK
mohamed elsalmi - -
samikullab كلاب jyland, danmark
akram البلبيسي -
محمد كلاب كلاب -
مجدي كلاب - الرياض, الرياض
أبو عدي الدرهلي الدرهلي قطاع غزة, بشيت
اْبو رشاد المقالدة مخيم جباليا, برير
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