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Welcome To Bir Salim - بئر سالم (ביר סאלם)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Bir Salim Village - Palestine: : One of the few remaining house in Bir Salim, Jan. 12th,2007
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 9, 1948
Distance from district center 4 (km) West of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #15 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Giva'ti brigade
Village defenders Arab Liberation Army volunteers and local Palestinian militia organized by of Hasan Salameh (from Qula).
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Bir Salem was mostly destroyed with the exception of its water tank remains standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Bir Salim inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,288
Jewish 0
Public 113
Total 3,401
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 742
Irrigated & Plantation 510
Area planted w/ olives 267
Planted W/ Cereal 1,468
Cultivable 2,720
Non-Cultivable 681
before occupation
Year Population
1945 410
1948 476
Est. Refugees 1998 2,921
Number of houses At least a hundred houses in 1945
Water supplies A water tank which used to supply the village with drinking water. The tank remain standing and its water still very sweet!
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Netzer Sereni
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi:-
most of the village has been destroyed & only the old village water tank is still standing