|Name meaning||The little tower|
|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; 10 Christians and 710 Muslims. 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.
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- Welcome To al-Burayj
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