|Name meaning||The Monastery of Aban|
|Date of depopulation||October 19-20, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
|Current localities||Tzor'a, Machseya, Beyt Shemesh, and Yish'i|
Dayr Aban was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on October 19, 1948. It was located 21 km west of Jerusalem. The Romans had referred to the settlement as Abenezer.
In 1596, Dayr Aban appeared in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Quds of the Liwa of Quds. It had a population of 23 Muslim households and 23 Christian households. It paid taxes on wheat, barley, olives, and goats or beehives.
In 1945, the village had a total population of 2,100. Dayr Abban had a mosque and a pipeline transporting water from 'Ayn Marjalayn, 5 km to the east. The village contains three khirbats: Khirbat Jinna'ir, Khirbat Haraza, and Khirbat al-Suyyag.
- Palmer, 1881, p.293
- Morris, 2004, p.xx, village #335. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 119
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