Arab al-'Arida

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Arab al-'Arida
Arab al-'Arida is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arab al-'Arida
Arab al-'Arida
Arabic عرب العريضه
Also spelled Arab al-Areeda
Subdistrict Baysan
Coordinates 32°26′28″N 35°30′52″E / 32.44111°N 35.51444°E / 32.44111; 35.51444Coordinates: 32°26′28″N 35°30′52″E / 32.44111°N 35.51444°E / 32.44111; 35.51444
Palestine grid 198/205
Population 150[1][2] (1945)
Area 700[2] dunams
2.3 km²
Date of depopulation May 20, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Influence of nearby town's fall
Current localities Sde Eliyahu[4]

Arab al-'Arida (Arabic: عرب العريضه‎), is a depopulated former Palestinian Arab village and 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) south of the city of Beit She'an.

History[edit]

It stood on the Tell al-Ru'yan and Tell al-Qurud sites.

In the 1931 census it had a population of 182, all Muslims, in a total of 38 houses.[5]

In 1945 it had a population of 150 Muslims[1] and held 700 dunams of land.[2] In 1944/45 a total of 600 dunums of village land was used for cereals,[6][7] while 100 dunams were classed as uncultivable.[8]

1948 and aftermath[edit]

It was captured by Israel's Golani Brigade during Operation Gideon on May 20, 1948. Following the war the area was incorporated into the State of Israel. The Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, described the village remains in 1992: "No traces are left of the village. The whole village site is planted in wheat. The archaeological site, Tall al-Ru'yan, has been transformed into a garbage dump."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 6
  2. ^ a b c Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 43
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #130. Also gives cause of depopulation
  4. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p.41
  5. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 77
  6. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p.40
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 84
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 134

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