Bayt Thul

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Bayt Thul
Bayt Thul is located in Mandatory Palestine
Bayt Thul
Bayt Thul
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°49′20.90″N 35°04′25.90″E / 31.8224722°N 35.0738611°E / 31.8224722; 35.0738611Coordinates: 31°49′20.90″N 35°04′25.90″E / 31.8224722°N 35.0738611°E / 31.8224722; 35.0738611
Palestine grid 157/136
Population 260 (1945)
Area 4,629 dunams
Date of depopulation Not known[1]
Current localities Nataf,[2] Newe Ilan[3]

Bayt Thul was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 1, 1948 under Operation Nachshon. It was located 15.5 km west of Jerusalem.

In 1945, the village had a population of 260. Bayt Thul has several Khirbats containing columns and foundations of ruined buildings and cisterns.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, village #358. Gives both cause and date of depopulation as "Not known"
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 290
  3. ^ Close by, but on land traditionally belonging to Abu Ghosh, according to Khalidi, 1992, p. 290


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