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Welcome To 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
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district 12 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location #31 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Dani
Attacking Units Kiryati Brigade
Defenders Jordanian Army & Local militia
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Salbit was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Salbit inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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
that usurped village lands
Kibbutz Sha'alvirn
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Status of The Village 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"

Bibliography and References

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ايناس عبد الكريم خليل - فلسطين , رام الله
ناصر عبد الكريم أحمد حسن أبو زر الخضور الفجيرة, الامارات
باسل منصور (Basel Mansour) منصور (Mansour) -
تقي الدين زهران زهــــران بدو القدس
Ahmad Dali Al-Dali Biddu, Palestine
Mansour Mansour Mansour Biddo, Palestine
ابو عيد ابو عيد dubai, uae
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