Al-Tina

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Al-Tina
Al-Tina is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Tina
Al-Tina
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°44′48″N 34°49′11″E / 31.74667°N 34.81972°E / 31.74667; 34.81972Coordinates: 31°44′48″N 34°49′11″E / 31.74667°N 34.81972°E / 31.74667; 34.81972
Palestine grid 133/128
Population 750[1][2] (1945)
Date of depopulation July 8–9, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Tina was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 8, 1948, by the Givati Brigade under Operation An-Far. It was located 20. km south of Ramla.

History[edit]

al-Tina was the birthplace of 'Abd al-Fattah Humud (1933-1968), a petroleum engineer, and one of the founding members of Fatah, the largest Palestinian Liberation Organization faction.

An elementary school for boys was founded in 1946 and it had an initial enrollment of 65 students.

In 1945 the village had a population of 750 Muslims.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 30
  2. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 68
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xix, village #269. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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