|Date of depopulation||20 May 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Influence of nearby town's fall|
According to a land census report in 1944, land ownership in the village (in dunams) was as follows:
- Arab 7,549
- Jewish 2,523
- Public 2,446
- Total 12,518
By 1944, a total of 7,449 dunums were used for cereals. The Arab population were occupied mainly in cereal farming. The village had a population of 225 in 1922. This had grown to 754 by 1948 with 150 houses.
- Morris, 2004, p.xvii, village #132. Also gives cause of depopulation
- Khalidi, 1992, p.43
- Hadawi, 1979, p. 85
- Guérin, M. V. (1875): Description Géographique, Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine. Samarie, 2 pt. ("Seconde partie -Samarie")("Tome II") (p. 49 )
- Hadawi, Sami (1970), Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
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