|Name meaning||from a family name|
|Date of depopulation||April 15, 1948|
Al-Dalhamiyya (Arabic: الدلهمية) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tiberias Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 15, 1948, under Operation Gideon. It was located 14 km south of Tiberias, on the north bank of the Yarmuk River, on the border between Mandatory Palestine and Transjordan.
In 1875 Victor Guérin noted that the houses of the village were built of adobe, and most were surmounted by reed huts. The same year C. R. Conder called it a "miserable" adobe hamlet. A population list from about 1887 showed ed Delhamiyeh wa ’Arab el Hanady to have about 650 inhabitants; all Muslims.
British Mandate era
At the time of the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Delhamiyeh had a population of 352; 349 Muslims and 3 Jews, decreasing to 240; 226 Muslims, 1 Jew and 13 Christians, living in 50 houses by the 1931 census.
In the 1944/1945 statistics, the village had a population of 410; 390 Muslims and 20 Christians, with a total of 2,852 dunams of land. Of this, Arabs used 29 dunams for plantations and irrigable land, 1,709 dunams were used for cereals, while a total of 442 dunams were un-cultivable.
In 1992 the village site was described: "The village has been obliterated. There is a banana grove on the site that belongs to the nearby kibbutz, Ashdod Ya'aqov."
- Palmer, 1881, p. 160
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 12
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 72
- Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol. 3, p. 264
- Guérin, 1880, p. 284
- Conder, 1875, p. 74
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 90
- Schumacher, 1888, p. 186
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 516
- Barron, 1923, Table XI, p. 39
- Mills, 1932, p.83
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 122
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 172
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- Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945. Government of Palestine.
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- Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Centre.
- Khalidi, W. (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.
- Morris, B. (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Robinson, E.; Smith, E. (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838. 3. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.
- Schumacher, G. (1888). "Population list of the Liwa of Akka". Quarterly statement – Palestine Exploration Fund. 20: 169–191.