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Al-Burayj is located in Mandatory Palestine
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°44′19.40″N 34°55′43.75″E / 31.7387222°N 34.9288194°E / 31.7387222; 34.9288194Coordinates: 31°44′19.40″N 34°55′43.75″E / 31.7387222°N 34.9288194°E / 31.7387222; 34.9288194
Palestine grid 143/127
Population 720 (1945)
Date of depopulation Not known[1]

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.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, village #272. Gives both cause and date of depopulation as "Not known"


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