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Welcome To Dayr Abu Salama - دير أبو سلمه (דיר אבו סלאמה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Dayr Abu Salama Village - Palestine: : Israeli Amphitheater Now On Village Site In 1990
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district 8 (km) Northeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location #7 on the map

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Military Operation against town First phase of Operation Dani
Attacking Units Possibly Yiftach Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Based on the orders of a Jewish National Fund (JNF) official, Yosif Weitz, Dayr Abu Salama was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Dayr Abu Salama inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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 supply The village had an abundance of ground water including two reservoirs.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Status of The Village 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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