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Welcome To Zarnuqa - زرنوقة (זרנוקה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 27, 1948
Distance from district 10 (km) Southwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #34 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Barak
Attacking Units Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction In June 1948, Zarnuqa was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Zarnuqa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,640
Jewish 1,578
Public 327
Total 7,545
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2,070 1,015
Irrigated & Plantation 1,189 13
Area planted w/ olives 10 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,266 493
Built up 68 0
Cultivable 5,525 1,521
Non-Cultivable 374 57
Year Population
1931 1,952
1945 2,620 (240 Jewish)
1948 2,761 (240 Jewish)
Est. Refugees 1998 16,954
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 414
1948 585
Schools Two elementary schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1924, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 252 boys; the 2nd schools was for girls which was founded in 1943, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 45 girls.
Notable people from town Zarnuqa is famous for its Shikaki brothers: Fathi (Islamic Jihad founder) who was assasinated by the Israeli Mossad in Malta in 1995, and Khalil who is a leading political scientist currently residing in the occupied West Bank.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Zarnuqa, city Rakhovot, Gan Shelomo, Gibton, & Giv'at Brenner.
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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:
"The few houses that remain are either occupied by Jewish inhabitants or fenced in and used for storage. One of the fenced-in houses is made of concrete and has a wide, roofed porch with two columns supporting the rafters. The surrounding lands are used by the settlements for agriculture."

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