Daniyal

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Daniyal
Daniyal is located in Mandatory Palestine
Daniyal
Daniyal
Arabic دانيال
Name meaning Daniel
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°55′51.75″N 34°55′45.00″E / 31.9310417°N 34.9291667°E / 31.9310417; 34.9291667Coordinates: 31°55′51.75″N 34°55′45.00″E / 31.9310417°N 34.9291667°E / 31.9310417; 34.9291667
Population 410 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation July 10, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Kfar Daniel

Daniyal (Arabic: دانيال‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 10, 1948 by the Yiftach Brigade under the first phase of Operation Dani. It was located 5 km east of Ramla and southeast of Lydda.

In 1945, it had a population of 410. An elementary school for boys which is still standing today was founded in 1945, and had an enrollment of 55 students. A shrine for al-Nabi Daniyal is also still intact.

Depopulated villages in the Ramle Subdistrict.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #232. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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