Al-Jalama, Haifa

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This article is about the former Palestinian village in Haifa Sub-district. For the former Palestinian village in Tulkarm Sub-district, see Al-Jalama, Tulkarm.
Al-Jalama
Al-Jalama is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Jalama
Al-Jalama
Arabic الجلمة
Name meaning The hill[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°43′24.25″N 35°05′18.52″E / 32.7234028°N 35.0884778°E / 32.7234028; 35.0884778Coordinates: 32°43′24.25″N 35°05′18.52″E / 32.7234028°N 35.0884778°E / 32.7234028; 35.0884778
Palestine grid 158/236
Area 7713[2] dunams

Al-Jalama (Arabic: الجلمة‎) was a Palestinian village about 14 kilometres south-east of Haifa. It was depopulated in 1948.

History[edit]

The village was situated just above Khirbat Asafna. Excavations between 1964 and 1971 showed that the site had been occupied intermittently from the first to the fourth century A.D.[3]

In the British Mandate period in Palestine, the village was classified as a hamlet in the Palestine Index Gazetteer.[2] In the 1931 census of Palestine, Al-Jalama was counted under Isfiya.[4]

The Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi described the village in 1992: "A military camp occupies the area, which is covered by eucalyptus trees."[2]

In 1948 al-Jalama was depopulated.

Israel currently operates a notorious children's prison at Al-Jalama.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 109
  2. ^ a b c Khalidi, 1992, p. 167
  3. ^ Weinberg, 1988, cited in Khalidi, 1992, p. 167
  4. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 92
  5. ^ Sherwood, Harriet (22 January 2012). "Palestinian children – alone and bewildered – in Israel's Al Jalame jail". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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