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Welcome To Dayr Abu Salama
District of al-Ramla
دير أبو سلمه - דיר אבו סלאמה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district center 8 (km) Northeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location number #7 on the map
Israeli military operation First phase of Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Yiftach Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Based on the orders of a Jewish National Fund (JNF) official, Yosif Weitz, Dayr Abu Salama was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Dayr Abu Salama inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,195
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 1,195
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 41
Planted W/ Cereal 695
Cultivable 736
Non-Cultivable 459
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 30
1945 60
1948 70
Est. Refugees 1998 427
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Abu Salama.
Water supplies The village had an abundance of ground water including two reservoirs.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site has been converted into an Israeli picnic area and is surrounded by stands of pine and cypress trees. Workers for the Jewish National Fund have used stones retrieved from the destroyed village houses to construct a watchtower and an amphitheater on the village site. The area in front of the amphitheater has been leveled and is covered by a green lawn. Old fig and olive trees still grow there; cactuses and carob trees grow on the western and northern edges of the site."

 

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