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Welcome To Shahma - شحمة (שחמה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 14, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Southwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #43 on the map
Israeli military operation First stage of Operation Barak
Israeli attacking brigade Giva'ti brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Shahama was most likely destroyed. Currently, it's being used by the Israeli Air Force.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Shahma inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,165
Jewish 220
Public 1,490
Total 6,875
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 152 0
Irrigated & Plantation 33 0
Area planted w/ olives 40 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,200 220
Built up 11 0
Cultivable 6,385 220
Non-Cultivable 259 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 80
1931 150
1945 280
1948 325
Est. Refugees 1998 1,995
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 34
1948 73
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi al-Sarar ran about 1 km southwest of the village.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The village lands are being used by the Israeli Air Force.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi:-
"The site has been incorporated into a fenced-in military airfield."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
عطاالله زكي عطالله سرحان سرحان الاردن, الاردن
رائد الشحماوي حسن البقعه, شحمه
محمد رشيد عبدالله حسن ال حسن الاردن/عمان, الاردن
Ammar Abuhanieh Abuhanieh Jerash, jordan
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