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Khirbat al-Buwayra

خربة البويرة
Village
Etymology: the little pit[1]
Khirbat al-Buwayra is located in Mandatory Palestine
Khirbat al-Buwayra
Khirbat al-Buwayra
Coordinates: 31°52′27″N 35°00′52″E / 31.87417°N 35.01444°E / 31.87417; 35.01444Coordinates: 31°52′27″N 35°00′52″E / 31.87417°N 35.01444°E / 31.87417; 35.01444
Palestine grid151/142
Geopolitical entityMandatory Palestine
SubdistrictRamle
Date of depopulationJuly 15, 1948
Population
 (1945)
 • Total190[2][3]

Khirbat al-Buwayra was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 15, 1948 under the second phase of Operation Dani. It was located 15 km southeast of Ramla.

History[edit]

In the 1931 census El Buweiyiri had 101 Muslim inhabitants, in a total of 17 houses.[4]

In the 1945 statistics, it had a population of 190 Muslims[2] and 1,150 dunums of land.[3] Of this, 31 dunums were irrigated or used for orchards, 316 dunums were used for cereals,[5] while 803 dunams were classified as non-cultivable areas.[6]

The center of the village contained many wells and the village has a khirba which contains the foundations of a rectangular building with cisterns.

Today the village area is used as a military training ground by the Israeli Army.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 292
  2. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
  3. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 67
  4. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 19
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 115
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 165
  7. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 372

Bibliography[edit]

  • Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945.
  • Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
  • Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  • Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
  • Morris, B. (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.

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