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Welcome To Qatra - قطرة (קטרה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Qatra Village - Palestine: : بالقرب مما كان يسمى بالكرتوعة فوق مقبرة القرية-1976
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Israeli occupation date May 17, 1948
Distance from district 15 (km) Southwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #42 on the map

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Attacking Units Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Qatra was mostly destroyed with the exception of its school and few houses remain standing to this date.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Qatra inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,130
Jewish 2,509
Public 4,557
Total 7,853
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 391 404
Irrigated & Plantation 215 373
Planted W/ Cereal 4,320 1,639
Built up 26 0
Cultivable 4,926 2,416
Non-Cultivable 392 93
Year Population
1922 640
1931 822
1945 1,210
1948 1,404
Est. Refugees 1998 8,620
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 175
1948 298
Town's name through history During the Roman period Qatra was known by Kidron, and during the British Mandate it was called Qatrat Islam, to distinguish it from the nearby Zionist collony of Qatrat Yahud.
Schools Qatra had an elementary school which was founded in 1923, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 123 boys and 8 girls.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated about 1 km south of Wadi al-Sarar.
Archeological sites Modern Qatra was built over a Roman and Byzantine site, which produced evidence of mosaic floors, building foundations, and ceramic fragments.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Gedera and Qidron
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"Only the school and a few deserted houses remain. A number of palm trees and cactuses grow on the site"

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ساره الهرباوي - الكويت
ناصر ابوشرف - السعودية
العثمان العثمان الرياض, السعودية
جمال محمد عبدالله القطراوي القدس, فلسطين
محمد مخيرز مخيرز غزه
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