Al-Qubab

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Al-Qubab
Al-Qubab is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Qubab
Al-Qubab
Arabic القباب
Also spelled Qubab
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°51′59.90″N 34°57′15″E / 31.8666389°N 34.95417°E / 31.8666389; 34.95417Coordinates: 31°51′59.90″N 34°57′15″E / 31.8666389°N 34.95417°E / 31.8666389; 34.95417
Population 1980 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation July 15, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Qubab (Arabic: القباب‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated in July 1948 during the Operation Dani led by the Yiftach Brigade.

History[edit]

The Jerusalem chronicler Mujir al-Din wrote that al-Qubab was a village within the administrative jurisdiction of al-Ramla in 1483.[2]

At the time of the 1931 census, al-Qubab had 382 occupied houses and a population of 1502 Muslims.[3] It had a population of 1,980 in 1945. On September 13, 1948, al-Qubab was mostly destroyed, although the school (founded in 1921) and few houses remain standing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #240. Also gives cause of depopulation
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 406
  3. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 22

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