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al-Maghar المغار - אל-מע'אר -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 18, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) Southwest of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #40 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Barak (lightening)
Israeli attacking brigade Giv'ati Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis On June 10th 1948, the Jewish Army started leveling the village based on an order of Yosef Weitz (a Jewish National Fund official). However, few houses remain standing which were mostly looted by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Maghar inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,252
Jewish 2,659
Public 1,479
Total 15,390
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,772 194
Irrigated & Plantation 86 0
Area planted w/ olives 22 0
Planted W/ Cereal 9,261 2,431
Built up 31 0
Cultivable 11,119 2,625
Non-Cultivable 1,581 34
before occupation
Year Population
1922 966
1931 1,211
1945 1,740
1948 2,018
Est. Refugees 1998 12,395
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 255
1948 424
Schools An elementary school for boys, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 170 students.
Notable people from town In the eighth century A.D, the village was the birthplace of the Islamic jurist Abu al-Hasan Muhammad al-Maghari.
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated north of Wadi al-Maghar.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt El'azari
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
"A number of houses still stand: four of them are occupied by Jewish families and the rest are deserted. Some walls of demolished houses are still erect. "


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