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Kharruba خروبة - ח'רובה -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 12, 1948
Distance from district center 8 (km) East of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location number #21 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Yiftach Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Kharruba was completely destroyed soon after occupation, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Kharruba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,373
Jewish 0
Public 1
Total 3,374
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 25
Planted W/ Cereal 1,620
Built up 3
Cultivable 1,645
Non-Cultivable 1,726
before occupation
Year Population
1931 119
1945 170
1948 197
Est. Refugees 1998 1,211
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 21
1948 34
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 is covered with the stone rubble of the destroyed houses, overgrown with vegetation."