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Welcome To al-Barriyya - البرية (אל-בריה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Barriyya Village - Palestine: : Only remaining house - in middle of kibbutz. Photo: Annemarie Jacir 2006
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district 5.5 (km) Southeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location #25 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Dani
Village remains after destruction In mid-September 1948, al-Barriyya was completely destroyed with the exception of one stone house.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Barriyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,758
Jewish 0
Public 73
Total 2,831
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 51
Planted W/ Cereal 2,627
Built up 55
Cultivable 2,678
Non-Cultivable 98
Year Population
1922 295
1931 388
1945 510
Est. Refugees 1998 3,633
Number of houses In (1931): 86
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated on the Eastern bank of Wadi al-Barriyya.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Azarya, Beyt Chashmonay, and Kefar Shemu'el.
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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 village site is mostly cleared and has been leveled except for one remaining stone house and fragments of the walls of two concrete houses with steel bars protruding from them".

Bibliography and References


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
انس علي عمان, الاردن
yousef hamad حمد فلسطين, رام الله القديمة
أبو محمد حسان -
محمد خليل - البريه
مراد حسان حسان -
Nidal Saleem Saleem Dubai, United Arab Emirates
osams hamad حمد فلسطين
yousef ali ALI NEW YORK, USA
ابو امجد خليل رامالله
ابو محمود علي عمان الهاشمي
احمدعبد الحميد علي علي عمان طبربور
mohamad wax خليل الزرقاء, الهاشميه
abu Jana خليل Dammam, Dammam
ابو العسل - اريحا
ابو فارس سليم -
طارق عبدالله حمد الزرقاء
احسان صالح سلامه عمان
سامر ضيف الله ضيف الله Amman, Jordan
ابو وسام خليل -
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