Al-Na'ani

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Al-Na'ani
Al-Na'ani is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Na'ani
Al-Na'ani
Arabic
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°52′19.8″N 34°52′23.7″E / 31.872167°N 34.873250°E / 31.872167; 34.873250Coordinates: 31°52′19.8″N 34°52′23.7″E / 31.872167°N 34.873250°E / 31.872167; 34.873250
Population 2060 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation May 14, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities Na'an, Ramot Me'ir

Al-Na'ani, also called Al-Ni'ana, was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on May 14, 1948 by the Givati Brigade during Operation Barak. It was located 6 km south of Ramle.

In 1945, the village had a population of 2,060, with 590 Jewish inhabitants of kibbutz Na'an. The village had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1923 and in 1947, it had an enrollment of 208 students.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #247. Also gives cause of depopulation

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