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Daniyal دانيال - דאניאל -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Daniyal Village - Palestine: : أحد البيوت المتبقية من قرية دنيال (النبي دنيال) المهجرة - تصوير Sohel Makhoul سهيل مخول
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district center 5 (km) East of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #16 on the map
Israeli military operation First phase of Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Yiftach Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis On September 13th, 1948, Daniyal was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses, a shrine, and the boys school.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Daniyal inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,728
Jewish 0
Public 80
Total 2,808
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 37
Planted W/ Cereal 2,599
Built up 15
Cultivable 2,636
Non-Cultivable 157
before occupation
Year Population
1931 284
1945 410
1948 476
Est. Refugees 1998 2,921
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 71
1948 119
Town's name through history The village was named after the Hebrew prophet Dani'el.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1945, and when it opened its doors it had an enrollment of 55 students (still standing).
Shrines/maqams A shrine for al-Nabi Daniyal which is still standing to this date, but it is deserted and in need of serious renovations!
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Daniyyel
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The shrine of al-Nabi Daniyal, the school, and seven well built houses are all that remain of the village. The shrine, deserted amid weeds and a few trees, is made of stone, with a second story rising on one side. The first story has arched windows and doors and the second has a porch and a rectangular window. The school is presently used by residents of Kefar Daniyyel. The houses are built of stone and are all flat-roofed, with a mix of arched and rectangular doors and windows. One house is used as a warehouse. "