Jilya

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For the Indian Princely town, see Jiliya.
Jilya
Jilya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Jilya
Jilya
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°46′05.30″N 34°51′52.15″E / 31.7681389°N 34.8644861°E / 31.7681389; 34.8644861Coordinates: 31°46′05.30″N 34°51′52.15″E / 31.7681389°N 34.8644861°E / 31.7681389; 34.8644861
Palestine grid 137/130
Population 330 (1945)
Date of depopulation July 9-10, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Influence of nearby town's fall

Jilya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. The Romans referred to it as Jilya by Galla. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War by the Givati Brigade of the first stage of Operation Dani on July 9, 1948. It was located 17 km south of Ramla.

A 1596 census revealed a population of 94. By 1945, the population had increased to 330.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #266. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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