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Welcome To Majdal Yaba - مجدل يابا (الصادق) (מג'דל יאבא)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Majdal Yaba Village - Palestine: : Majdal Yaba - from the distance, February, 2002
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district 18.5 (km) Northeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 110 (meters)
Map location See location #1 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Dani
Attacking Units Second Battalion of the Alexandroni Brigade
Defenders Iraqi Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Majdal Yaba was mostly destroyed with the exception of al-Rayyan family fortress.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Majdal Yaba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 25,066
Jewish 596
Public 970
Total 26,632
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2,443 38
Irrigated & Plantation 110 0
Planted W/ Cereal 13,348 558
Built up 59 0
Cultivable 15,901 596
Non-Cultivable 10,076 0
Year Population
1596 44
1922 726
1931 966
1945 1,520
1948 1,763
Est. Refugees 1998 10,828
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 227
1948 414
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Majdal Yaba by Aphekou Pyrgos, and the Crusades knew it as Casal Mirable. The village was named Majdal al-Sadiq, after one of its chiefs, al-Sadiq, who led al-Rayyan family, whose tomb still exists close to the old fortress.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1888, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 147 students.
Inhabitants place of origin The villagers were a branch of the Bani Ghazi tribe, who had immigrated from Transjordan in the 17th century.
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams The tomb of al-Sadiq still exists nearby the fortress.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is close to al-'Awja River.
Archeological sites al-Rayyan family fortress which remains standing to this date, see Pictures section for details.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Ro'sh ha-'Ayin, 'Enat, Giv'at ha-Shelosha.
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"The site is covered with the rubble of the destroyed houses, fig trees, and cactuses. The fortress, an impressive structure with thick, stone walls, still crowns the site. It consists of a long central building that is connected to a number of smaller ones on both ends; it has been abandoned, and parts of it are crumbling. In addition to the fort there is the tomb of al-Sadiq, after whom the village was named."

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Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Zacharia Ibrahim Sadeq, Rayyan North Carolina, USA
ٍSaher Rayyan - Amman, Jordan
Waelayyoub أيوب -
fidaa ayoub ayyoub -
Ibrahim Talab Sadeq Sadeq North Carolina, USA
Osama Alabed Alabed Oman
Yaser Fahmi Al-Abdi Al-Abdi BC - British Columbia, Canada
محمد عبد القادر ضمرة ضمرة الزرقاء الجديدة
Raneem Essam Omar Sadeq Sadeq, rayan -
Raneem Sadek Sadeq rayan -
Dr. Najat Qazza Qazza Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
عبدالرحمن عبدالسلام عبدالرحيم حميدان حميدان -
mohamed hameidan vic, Australia
يزن عمر - -
the boss mustafa sadeq sadeq amman, jordan
Soad Abidi - Copenhagen, Denmark
fadi ayoub Ayoub SHJ, UAE
marcell - jordan
محمد العابد العابد عمان, الأردن
Mahmoud Alsele - Amman
اريج عبد الفتاح حميدان حميدان حميدان الشرقية, السعودية
اريج - dammam, saudi arabia
Muradr75 Rayyan Amman, Jordan
المجدلاوي عمر عمان, الاردن
معاذ أيوب أيوب الدوحه, قطر
نائل Nael Abed العابد Copenhagen, Denmark
منار حميدان - -
malak sami alsadeq majdal alsadeq missouri, u.s.a
hebah sami alsadeq alsadeq missouri, u.s.a
ابو مالك ايوب -
انمار العابد العابد -
Zakaria Hasan AL-Barmakee البرمكي RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Adli AL-ABED AL-ABED nordland, Norway
محمود عامر حميدان - عمان, الأردن
Ahmad Al-Abed - Amman, Amman
عبد الفتاح حميدان حميدان حميدان الشرقيه, السعوديه
فراس عبد الفتاح حميدان حميدان حميدان الشرقيه, السعوديه
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عمر الريان الصادق الكويت
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هشام ضمرة - -
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محمد ضمرة الزرقاء, Palestine
Moayad Ayoub Kiev, Ukraine
Hafez Alsadeq Alsadeq UAE
Essam Alsadeq UAE
suhail Khadra - Damascus
sami alsadeq alsadeq missouri, u.s.a
Farhah Al-Damra Damra Zarqa, Jordan
Mohammed Damra - Amman, Jordan
Yaser Al-Abdi Al-Abdi Manchester, UK
Hadil Sadeq Sadeq NSW, Australia
Esam Elayyan - Amman, Jordan
Raed AL-Abidi AL-Abidi Jordan, Jordan
allam sadeq - -
Mai Alabidi Alabid London, UK
Mohammad Al Sela - UAE
Khader Ayyoub zarka, Jordan
anas al-abed - Irbed, jordan
3la'a baker PC, Canada
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sadek - amman, jordan
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ayman mustafa sadeq sadeq amman, jordan
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Ahmed Rayyan Rayyan Virginia, USA
Randa Rahmeh Rahmeh Jordan, Amman
Walid Al-Sadeq Al-Sadeq Doha, Qatar
Ibrahim Rayyan Rayyan Coventry, United Kingdom
Rania sadeq Sadeq USA
Khaled Alsadeq Alsadeq Georgia, USA
Qazza Qazza zarka, Jordan
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