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Welcome To Dayr Muhaysin
District of al-Ramla
دير مُحيسن - דיר מוחיסין
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 6, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #47 on the map
Israeli military operation 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 by Israelis Dayr Muhaysin was completely defaced, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Early April 1948, Dayr Muhaysin was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
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
before occupation
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 on town's lands Beqoa'
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Town 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".


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