|Date of depopulation||1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation|
|Current localities||Israeli military zone|
The village of Sajad was the site of a railway station built by the French in Ottoman era Palestine. In August 1892, the Jaffa–Jerusalem railway service was initiated; the train stopped in Sajad. The station was closed after a new railway line and station were built at nearby Wadi Sarar in 1915. The land which the villagers cultivated, was at one time owned by the Ottoman sultan Abd al-Hamid, but it was taken from him by the Ottoman government in 1908. After this, the village land was classified as jiftlik land, owned by the government but leased on a long-term basis to the villagers.
1948 and after
A military operation planned by the pre-state Israeli forces against the village of Sajad as part of Operation Nahshon is recorded in a document from the Nahshon Headquarters to the 52nd Battalion, dated 15 April 1948. According to Benny Morris, "Battalion 3 was ordered to annihilate and destroy the village of Sajad." According to Khalidi the village was taken on 9–10 July as part of the Givati Brigade's Operation An-Far.
- Hadawi, 1970, p.68
- Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #264. Gives "not known" as to date and cause of depopulation.
- "Welcome to Sajad". Palestine Remembered. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
- Rafiq (1990):961. Cited in Khalidi, 1992, p.409
- Wahrman, Jacob; Shafir, Ron; Wahrman, Dror. "The Vanishing Station at Sejed". ISSN 0334-4657. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
- Gilbar, 1990, p. 209.
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 409
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 405, p. 410
- Morris, 2004, pp. 235, 293-294.
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 410
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