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Welcome To Umm Kalkha - ام كلخة (אום כלח'ה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Umm Kalkha Village - Palestine: : Umm Kalkha - 2000
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 7, 1948
Distance from district center 12.5 (km) South of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #45 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Nachshon
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Umm Kalkha was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Umm Kalkha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,233
Jewish 96
Public 76
Total 1,405
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 21 0
Irrigated & Plantation 93 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,132 96
Cultivable 1,246 96
Non-Cultivable 63 0
before occupation
Year Population
1931 24
1945 60
1948 70
Est. Refugees 1998 427
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 6
1948 17
Nearby wadies & rivers Umm Kalkha is situated on the Northern banks of Wadi al-Sarar.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Yesodot
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"The site is now occupied by the settlement of Yesodot."