Khirbat al-Buwayra

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Khirbat al-Buwayra
Khirbat al-Buwayra is located in Mandatory Palestine
Khirbat al-Buwayra
Khirbat al-Buwayra
Arabic خربة البويرة
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°52′27″N 35°00′52″E / 31.87417°N 35.01444°E / 31.87417; 35.01444Coordinates: 31°52′27″N 35°00′52″E / 31.87417°N 35.01444°E / 31.87417; 35.01444
Palestine grid 151/142
Population 190[1][2] (1945)
Date of depopulation July 15, 1948

Khirbat al-Buwayra was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 15, 1948 under the second phase of Operation Dani. It was located 15 km southeast of Ramla.

In 1945, it had a population of 190 Muslims.[1][2]

The center of the village contained many wells and the village has a khirba which contains the foundations of a rectangular building with cisterns. Today the village area is used as a military training ground by the Israeli Army.

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  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
  2. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 67

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