Al-Jalama, Haifa

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Al-Jalama
Al-Jalama is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Jalama
Al-Jalama
Arabic الجلمة
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°43′24.25″N 35°05′18.52″E / 32.7234028°N 35.0884778°E / 32.7234028; 35.0884778Coordinates: 32°43′24.25″N 35°05′18.52″E / 32.7234028°N 35.0884778°E / 32.7234028; 35.0884778
Population
Area 7713[1] dunams
Date of depopulation
Cause(s) of depopulation

Al-Jalama (Arabic: الجلمة‎) was a Palestinian village about 14 kilometres south-east of Haifa. It was depopulated in 1948.

History[edit]

The village was situated just above Khirbat Asafna. Excavations between 1964 and 1971 showed that the site had been occupied intermittently from the first to the fourth century A.D.[2]

In the British Mandate period in Palestine, the village was classified as a hamlet in the Palestine Index Gazetteer.[1]

The Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi described the village in 1992: "A military camp occupies the area, which is covered by eucalyptus trees."[1]

In 1948 al-Jalama was depopulated.

Israel currently operates a notorious children's prison at Al-Jalama.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Khalidi, 1992, p. 167
  2. ^ Weinberg, 1988, cited in Khalidi (1992), p. 167
  3. ^ Sherwood, Harriet (22 January 2012). "Palestinian children – alone and bewildered – in Israel's Al Jalame jail". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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