Aqqur

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Aqqur
Aqqur is located in Mandatory Palestine
Aqqur
Aqqur
Arabic عقور
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°45′30″N 35°04′56″E / 31.75833°N 35.08222°E / 31.75833; 35.08222Coordinates: 31°45′30″N 35°04′56″E / 31.75833°N 35.08222°E / 31.75833; 35.08222
Palestine grid 157/129
Population 40[1][2] (1945)
Area 5,522 dunams
Date of depopulation July 13–14, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Aqqur was a Palestinian Arab hamlet in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 13, 1948 under Operation Dani. It was located 14.5 km west of Jerusalem on the Wadi Isma'il, a tributary of the Wadi al-Sarar.

History[edit]

A British anthropologist, writing in 1932, reported that there was a group of Sidr trees north east of the village believed to be protected by spirits.[4]

In 1945, it had a population of 40 Muslims.[1][2] 'Aqqur had a maqam for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Ahmad Sulayman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 24
  2. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 56
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, village #352. Also gives cause of depopulation
  4. ^ Crowfoot, M. Grace with Louise Baldenserger (1932) From Cedar to Hyssop. A study in the Folklore of Plants in Palestine. The Sheldon Press, London. p.112

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