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Welcome To al-Duhayriyya, Khirbat - خربة الضهيرية (ח'ירבת א-דוהיריה)

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Duhayriyya, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : The remains of a destroyed Palestinian house in the destroyed village
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district 6 (km) Northeast of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 125 (meters)
Map location See location #10 on the map

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Military Operation against town First phase of Operation Dani
Attacking Units Giva'ti Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Khirbat al-Duhayriyya was completely obliterated, and only the rubble of destroyed houses left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Duhayriyya, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,341
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 1,341
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 66
Planted W/ Cereal 1,224
Cultivable 1,290
Non-Cultivable 51
Year Population
1922 69
1931 69
1945 100
1948 116
Est. Refugees 1998 712
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 10
1948 16
Town's name through history The village was also known by al-Zuheiriya.
Water supply A well at the southeastern edges of the village which use to provide the residents with their water needs.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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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 walls of some ten houses still stand. Otherwise, the village has been reduced to piles of stone."

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