Dayr Abu Salama

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Dayr Abu Salama
Dayr Abu Salama is located in Mandatory Palestine
Dayr Abu Salama
Dayr Abu Salama
Arabic
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°56′56.8″N 34°57′25.3″E / 31.949111°N 34.957028°E / 31.949111; 34.957028Coordinates: 31°56′56.8″N 34°57′25.3″E / 31.949111°N 34.957028°E / 31.949111; 34.957028
Population 60 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation July 13, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Dayr Abu Salama was a small Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict, located 8 km northeast of Ramla. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 13, 1948 in the first phase of Operation Dani.

In 1945, it had a population of 60. A shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Abu Salama is also located in the village.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #228. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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