Bil'in, Gaza

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This article is about the Palestinian village depopulated during the 1948 war. For the Palestinian village in the West Bank, see Bil'in.
Subdistrict Gaza
Population 180 (1945)
Date of depopulation Not known[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation
Current localities Qedma

Bil'in was a Palestinian Arab village in the Gaza Subdistrict. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 8, 1948 under Operation An-Far. It was located 39 km northeast of Gaza and the village contained two wells which supplied it with drinking water.

The village had a population of 180 in 1945. Bi'lin had an elementary school which was founded in 1937 and a shrine for al-Shaykh Ya'qub.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #290. Morris gives both cause and date for depopulation as "Not known"


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Coordinates: 31°41′20″N 34°49′11″E / 31.68889°N 34.81972°E / 31.68889; 34.81972