|Name meaning||The hill|
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.
In 1948 al-Jalama was depopulated.
Israel currently operates a notorious children's prison at Al-Jalama.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 109
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 167
- Weinberg, 1988, cited in Khalidi, 1992, p. 167
- Mills, 1932, p. 92
- Sherwood, Harriet (22 January 2012). "Palestinian children – alone and bewildered – in Israel's Al Jalame jail". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- Berlin, Andrea; et al. (2004). Testament of Time: Selected Objects from the Collection of Palestinian Antiquities. Rosemont Publishing. ISBN 0-8386-3975-5.
- Brill, Robert H (1988). "8". Scientific Investigations of the Jalame Glass and Related Finds (PDF). Missouri press.
- 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.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Weinberg, Gladys Davidson (1988). Excavations at Jalame: Site of a Glass Factory in Late Roman Palestine. Missouri press.