|Date of depopulation||Not known|
Al-Burayj was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on October 19, 1948 during the first phase of Operation Ha-Har. The village was located 28.5 km west of Jerusalem.
In 1945, the village had a population of 720. al-Burayj had a mosque named al-'Umari mosque and a Greek Orthodox Monastery to the west. The village has several khirbas including cisterns, columns, mosaic floors, and caves etc.
A military base called Kanaf Staim is now located on the former grounds.
- Morris, 2004, p. xx, village #272. Gives both cause and date of depopulation as "Not known"
- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922 (PDF). Government of Palestine.
- Hadawi, Sami (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
- Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas (PDF). Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. (p.19)
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
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