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Subdistrict Jaffa
Palestine grid 134/170
Population 800[1] (1945)
Date of depopulation March 30, 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Secondary cause Influence of nearby town's fall
Current localities Neveh Sharet

Al-Sawalima was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jaffa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on March 30, 1948. It was located 11 km northeast of Jaffa, situated 2 km north of the al-'Awja River.

In 1945, the village had a population of 800 Muslims.[1] al-Sawalima had an elementary school for boys in founded in 1946, with 31 students.


  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 28
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #198. Also gives causes of depopulation


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