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al-Burj البرج - אל-בורג' -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Burj Village - Palestine: : General View Of al-Burg Site, MAY 2001
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district center 14 (km) East of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 275 (meters)
Map location See location number #22 on the map
Israeli military operation Second phase of Operation Dani.
Defenders Jordanian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Burj was mostly destroyed with the exception of one crumbling house remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Burj inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,705
Jewish 0
Public 3
Total 4,708
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 6
Area planted w/ olives 60
Planted W/ Cereal 2,631
Built up 12
Cultivable 2,637
Non-Cultivable 2,059
before occupation
Year Population
1922 344
1931 370
1945 480
1948 557
Est. Refugees 1998 3,419
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 92
1948 138
Town's name through history al-Burj may have been named in reference to the nearby Crusades castle, Castle Arnold.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1947, and it had an initial enrollment of 35 boys.
Water supplies A water tank located on the East side which provided the village with its water supplies.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Rut
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
Only one crumbled house remains on the hilltop. Cactuses and wild plants grow on the site


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