Bayt Umm al-Mays

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Bayt Umm al-Mays
Bayt Umm al-Mays is located in Mandatory Palestine
Bayt Umm al-Mays
Bayt Umm al-Mays
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°46′52″N 35°04′55″E / 31.78111°N 35.08194°E / 31.78111; 35.08194Coordinates: 31°46′52″N 35°04′55″E / 31.78111°N 35.08194°E / 31.78111; 35.08194
Palestine grid 157/131
Population 70[1][2] (1945)
Area 1,013 dunams
Date of depopulation October 21, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Bayt Umm al-Mays was a small Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on October 21, 1948 by the Har'el Brigade of Operation ha-Har. It was located 14 km west of Jerusalem.

In 1945, the village had a population of 70 Muslims.[1][2]

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  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 #344. Also gives cause of depopulation, both with a "?"

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