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al-Khayma الخيمة - אל-ח'ימה -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Khayma Village - Palestine: : الحاج صقر ابو فنونه-ابو عبد السلام - اثناء زيارته للاردن اواخر تسعينات القرن الماضي يرافقه ولده اللواء سعيد ابو فنونه-ابورائد
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 9, 1948
Distance from district center 18.5 (km) South of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #56 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation An-Far
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Khayma was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Khayma inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,038
Jewish 0
Public 112
Total 5,150
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 4
Planted W/ Cereal 5,007
Built up 9
Cultivable 5,011
Non-Cultivable 130
before occupation
Year Population
1931 141
1945 190
1948 220
Est. Refugees 1998 1,354
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 30
1948 46
Religious institutions Villagers used to worship in al-Tina's (a nearby village) Mosque.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All that remains of the village are three mounds to the east, west, and south of the site that contain the remnants of houses."