Jusayr

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Jusayr
Arabic
Subdistrict Gaza
Population 1180 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation July 17-18, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Menucha, Wardon

Jusayr was a Palestinian Arab village in the Gaza Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 17, 1948 under Operation Barak or Operation Yo'av. It was located 35 km northeast of Gaza.

A 1596 census revealed a population of 330. By 1945, it had a population of 1180. Jusayr had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1937, and by 1945, it had an enrollment of 74 students.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #300. Also gives cause for depopulation

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Coordinates: 31°39′25″N 34°46′15″E / 31.65694°N 34.77083°E / 31.65694; 34.77083