Horses at Jemmameh during WWI
|Population||6 (not including Bedouin inhabitants) (1931)|
|Date of depopulation||May 22, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
The village was an archeological site, containing cisterns, an olive press, mosaic floors, tombs, the crown of a stone column, and stone tools from the Middle Paleolithic period have been found in the vicinity.
British Mandate era
At the end of World War I, on 8 November 1917, the British defeated the Ottoman force in Al-Jammama, which resulted in a British occupation of the village. In the 1931 census it had 6 inhabitants; all Muslim, in 1 house.
Al-Jammama had an elementary school, which was founded in 1944.
1948, and aftermath
According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the remaining structures on the village land were in 1992: "A few walls remain on the slopes of hills, surrounded by shrubs and thorns. Cactuses and gum trees grow on the site. The site is used for animal grazing; it also has a stable for horses. The surrounding lands are used for agriculture. Bedouin still camp near the site occasionally to take advantage of nearby pasture."
- Khalidi, Walid (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.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
- Welcome to al-Jammama
- al-Jammama, Zochrot
- Al- Jammama, from the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
- Map, 1946