Al-Muwaylih

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Al-Muwaylih
Al-Muwaylih is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Muwaylih
Al-Muwaylih
Arabicالمويْلح
SubdistrictJaffa
Coordinates32°07′28″N 34°55′23″E / 32.12444°N 34.92306°E / 32.12444; 34.92306Coordinates: 32°07′28″N 34°55′23″E / 32.12444°N 34.92306°E / 32.12444; 34.92306
Palestine grid142/169
Population360[1][2] (1945)
Area3,342[2] dunams
Current localitiesNeve Yarak[3]

Al-Muwaylih (Arabic: المويْلح‎, El Muweilih) was a Palestinian village in the Jaffa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Palestine War.

History[edit]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities Malalha had 37 Muslim inhabitants.[4]

In the 1945 statistics the population numbered 360 Muslims,[1] who had a total of 3,342 dunams of land.[2] Of this, 949 dunums were planted with citrus and bananas, 27 dunums were plantations and irrigable land, 1,796 were for cereals,[5] while a total of 194 dunams were classified as non-cultivable areas.[6]

1948, aftermath[edit]

Neve Yarak is located, partly on Al-Muwaylih land, and partly on land formerly belonging to Jaljuliya.[3]

By 1992, it was described: "The site is very difficult to identify. Some of the houses still stand, deserted, amidst wild vegetation. One of them belonged to Hashim al-Jayyusi, who later became a Jordanian cabinet minister. It is a two-storey, concrete structure with rectangular doors and windows and a stairway in front that leads to the second storey. The other villas have been reduced to rubble. The land in the area is cultivated."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 27
  2. ^ a b c Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 52
  3. ^ a b c Khalidi, 1992, p. 251
  4. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 17
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 96
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 146

Bibliography[edit]

  • Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945.
  • Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
  • 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.
  • Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.

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