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Welcome To Dayr Muhaysin - دير محيسن (דיר מוחיסין)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Dayr Muhaysin Village - Palestine: : General View Of Village Site In 1990
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 6, 1948
Distance from district 12 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location #47 on the map

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Military Operation against town During one of the operations launched by the Haganah to capture the important Latrun fort.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Dayr Muhaysin was completely defaced, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Early April 1948, Dayr Muhaysin was completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,704
Jewish 0
Public 304
Total 10,008
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 45
Planted W/ Cereal 7,909
Built up 72
Cultivable 7,954
Non-Cultivable 1,982
Year Population
1931 113
1945 460
1948 534
Est. Refugees 1998 3,277
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 28
1948 132
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Dayr Muhaysin by Deirmusim, and it was also known by Umm al-Shukf.
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"Wild vegetation spreads across the village site, which has been leveled by bulldozers".

Bibliography and References

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Mohammad Saadeh Saleh NJ, USA
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