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Khulda خلدة - ח'ולדה -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Picture for Khulda Village - Palestine: : بيت عبد الفتاح مزهر وقد شيد في عقد الثلاثينات من القرن العشرين
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 6, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) South of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #46 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Nachshon
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis On April 20th, 1948, Khulda was mostly bulldozed with the exception of two houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Early April 1948, Khulda inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,349
Jewish 0
Public 128
Total 9,461
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 9
Planted W/ Cereal 8,994
Built up 8
Cultivable 9,003
Non-Cultivable 450
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 66
1922 53
1931 178
1945 280
1948 325
Est. Refugees 1998 1,995
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 29
1948 52
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Khulda by Huldre.
Religious institutions One mosque
Water supplies Villagers drew water for domestic use from two wells located northeast of the village center.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kibbutz Mishmar David and Tal shachar.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"Only two houses are left. Between them the walls of two destroyed houses still stand; the iron braces that formerly supported the roofs are still attached to the brickwork."