Shilta

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Shilta
Shilta is located in Mandatory Palestine
Shilta
Shilta
Arabic
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°55′03.80″N 35°01′14.15″E / 31.9177222°N 35.0205972°E / 31.9177222; 35.0205972Coordinates: 31°55′03.80″N 35°01′14.15″E / 31.9177222°N 35.0205972°E / 31.9177222; 35.0205972
Population 100 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation July 15-16, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Shilta was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 18, 1948 by the First Battalion of the Yiftach Brigade of Operation Dani. It was located 15 km east of Ramla.

In 1945, the village had a population of 100.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #235. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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