Bayt Umm al-Mays

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Bayt Umm al-Mays
Bayt Umm al-Mays is located in Mandatory Palestine
Bayt Umm al-Mays
Bayt Umm al-Mays
Arabic
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°46′51.30″N 35°04′54.90″E / 31.7809167°N 35.0819167°E / 31.7809167; 35.0819167Coordinates: 31°46′51.30″N 35°04′54.90″E / 31.7809167°N 35.0819167°E / 31.7809167; 35.0819167
Population 70 (1945)
Area 1,013 dunams
Date of depopulation October 21, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Bayt Umm al-Mays was a small Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on October 21, 1948 by the Har'el Brigade of Operation ha-Har. It was located 14 km west of Jerusalem.

In 1945, the village had a population of 70.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xx, village #344. Also gives cause of depopulation, both with a "?"

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