Bil'in, Gaza

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This article is about the Palestinian village depopulated during the 1948 war. For the Palestinian village in the West Bank, see Bil'in.
Subdistrict Gaza
Palestine grid 132/121
Population 180 (1945)
Date of depopulation Not known[1]
Current localities Qedma

Bil'in was a Palestinian Arab village in the Gaza Subdistrict. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 8, 1948 under Operation An-Far. It was located 39 km northeast of Gaza and the village contained two wells which supplied it with drinking water.

The village had a population of 180 in 1945. Bi'lin had an elementary school which was founded in 1937 and a shrine for al-Shaykh Ya'qub.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xix, village #290. Morris gives both cause and date for depopulation as "Not known"


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Coordinates: 31°41′20″N 34°49′11″E / 31.68889°N 34.81972°E / 31.68889; 34.81972