Khirbat Zakariyya

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Khirbat Zakariyya
Khirbat Zakariyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Khirbat Zakariyya
Khirbat Zakariyya
Arabic خربة زكريا
Name meaning Zechariah
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°56′15.95″N 34°58′12.15″E / 31.9377639°N 34.9700417°E / 31.9377639; 34.9700417Coordinates: 31°56′15.95″N 34°58′12.15″E / 31.9377639°N 34.9700417°E / 31.9377639; 34.9700417
Population
Area
Date of depopulation July 12-13, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Secondary cause Influence of nearby town's fall

Khirbat Zakariyya (Arabic: خربة زكريا<‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 12, 1948 under the second stage of Operation Dani. It was located 9 km east of Ramla. Khirbat Zakariyya was completely destroyed with the exception of its well. A shrine was also located to the south of the village center.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #231. Also gives causes of depopulation.

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