Al-Qubayba, Ramle

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This article is about the former village in Ramle Sub-district. For the former village in Hebron Sub-district, see Al-Qubayba, Hebron. For the Palestinian village in Jerusalem, see Al-Qubeiba, Jerusalem.
Al-Qubayba is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arabic القبيبة
Name meaning The little dome[1]
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°53′40.78″N 34°46′16.64″E / 31.8946611°N 34.7712889°E / 31.8946611; 34.7712889Coordinates: 31°53′40.78″N 34°46′16.64″E / 31.8946611°N 34.7712889°E / 31.8946611; 34.7712889
Palestine grid 128/144
Population 1720 (1945)
Area 10,737 dunams
Date of depopulation May 27–28, 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Expulsion by Yishuv forces
Current localities Kefar Hanaggid[3] Ge'alya and Kfar Gevirol

Al-Qubayba (Arabic: القبيبة‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 27, 1948, by the Givati Brigade as part of the Second stage of Operation Barak. It was located 10.5 km southeast of Ramla near the Rubin River (or Wadi al-Sarar) which provide the village with water and irrigation for agriculture. al-Qubayba was mostly destroyed with the exception of a few houses.

In 1945, the village had a population of 1,720. An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1929, and by 1945 it had an enrollment of 344 students.


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 272
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #251. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xxi, settlement #85.


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