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Salbit سلبيت - סלבית -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Salbit Village - Palestine: : The Facade of a Looted Palestinian House, Even The Peaceful Where Ethnically Cleansed. Read The Inspriction Above The Doorway, 1949
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #31 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Kiryati Brigade
Defenders Jordanian Army & Local militia
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Salbit was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Salbit inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,105
Jewish 0
Public 6
Total 6,111
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 16
Planted W/ Cereal 4,066
Built up 31
Cultivable 4,082
Non-Cultivable 1,998
before occupation
Year Population
1922 296
1931 406
1945 510
1948 592
Est. Refugees 1998 3,633
Number of houses In (1931): 71 (listed in Jerusalem District, includes Bayt Shanna)
Schools An elementary school which was founded in 1947, and when it opened its doors it had an enrollment of 45 students.
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kibbutz Sha'alvirn
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Nothing remains except some cactus plants and shrubs"