Al-Batani al-Gharbi

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Al-Batani al-Gharbi
Subdistrict Gaza
Palestine grid 121/129
Population 980 (1945)
Date of depopulation May 13, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Batani al-Gharbi was a Palestinian Arab village in the Gaza Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 13, 1948 by the Giv'ati Brigade under Operation Barak. It was located 36 km northeast of Gaza.

The population in 1945 was 980. al-Batani al-Gharbi had an elementary school for boys founded in 1947 and it had an initial enrollment of 119 students. The village had one mosque.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #279, Also gives cause of depopulation, with "?"

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