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Bir Ma'in بئر ماعين - ביר מעין -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bir Ma'in Village - Palestine: : الحاج عبد الرؤوف عبد الرحيم خضر
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district center 14 (km) East of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 275 (meters)
Map location See location number #27 on the map
Israeli military operation Second phase of Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade The First and Second Battalions of the Yiftach Brigade
Defenders Jordanian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Bir Ma'in was mostly destroyed with the exception of two deserted houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bir Ma'in inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,317
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 9,319
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 176
Area planted w/ olives 146
Planted W/ Cereal 2,880
Built up 9
Cultivable 3,056
Non-Cultivable 6,254
before occupation
Year Population
1596 165
1922 47
1931 355
1945 510
1948 592
Est. Refugees 1998 3,633
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 85
1948 141
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Bir Ma'in by Bermenayn.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1934.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Archeological sites Three khirbats containing the foundations of houses, fragments of columns, cisterns, caves carved in rock, burial places, and a large square corral.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The military settlement of Makkabim.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Two deserted buildings with crumbling walls can be seen on the site ... Part of the surrounding land is used for target practice and other Israeli military purposes."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
احمد ماجد شحاده - -
يوسف شحاده شحاده فلسطين, palestine
عبدالله توفيق عبدالله حماد ( ابو اسامه ) حماد ZARKA, JORDAN
رأفت الأمير الأمير عمان - جاوا
محمد عودة عبد الرحمن عبد الرحمن -
Shadi Nazmi Khader Khader -
مروان شحادة - الزرقاء, الاردن
nabil khdeer خضر الاردن , الاردن
اجد خضر خضر الزرقاء , الاردن
رامي عبد الرحمن خضر خضر جبل طارق, جبل طارق
Ahmad Khader - CA, USA
Hamza Thaer khder - الاردن, الاردن
ابن كنعان خضر -
محمد عبد الرؤوف خضر خضر الزرقاء, الاردن
حمزة خضر خضر عمان - اسكان ابو نصير, الاردن
mohammad.khader khader zarqa, jordan
ابو امجد خضر الزرقاء جبل طارق
هيثم عبد الرحمن عبد الرحمن القدس, فلسطين
اسامة مطير مطير عمان, الاردن
مهند الخضور khadir -
shafiq eid khader khader jordan, jordan
jebril mohammad mteir mteir veraguas, panamل
Shafiq Eid Khader khader Zarka / Jordan, Jordan
mohamad khalil khader guajera, colombia
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