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Welcome To Bayt Susin
District of al-Ramla
بَيْت سُوسِين - בית סוסין
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 30, 1948
Distance from district center 17 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 300 (meters)
Map location See location number #51 on the map
Israeli military operation One of the operations launched to capture the important fort and junction at al-Latrun.
Israeli attacking brigade Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis On April 20th, 1948, Bayt Susin was ethnically cleansed during Operation Nachshon.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,453
Jewish 0
Public 28
Total 6,481
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 94
Planted W/ Cereal 5,115
Built up 8
Cultivable 5,209
Non-Cultivable 1,264
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 308
1922 47
1931 70
1945 210
1948 244
Est. Refugees 1998 1,496
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 14
1948 48
Town's name through history The Crusaders referred to Bayt Susin by Bezezin.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Moshav Ta'oz
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"The site has been leveled by bulldozers;..... Traces of a fig tree are visible at the site's center, and the remains of walls from houses can be seen on the southern".

 

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Mustafa Mohd Mustafa Hamad Eatern, KSA
Mahmmoud M.Hamad Hamad - حـمــد palestain, Palestain
Osama Odeh hama'd Jordan
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