Bir Salim

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Bir Salim
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Orange groves at Bir Salim
Bir Salim is located in Mandatory Palestine
Bir Salim
Bir Salim
Arabic بئر سالم
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°55′33″N 34°49′41″E / 31.92583°N 34.82806°E / 31.92583; 34.82806Coordinates: 31°55′33″N 34°49′41″E / 31.92583°N 34.82806°E / 31.92583; 34.82806
Palestine grid 133/148
Population 410[1][2] (1945)
Area 3,401[2] dunams
Date of depopulation May 9, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Netzer Sereni[4][5]

Bir Salim (Arabic: بئر سالم‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 9, 1948 by the Givati Brigade. It was located 4 km west of Ramla.

History[edit]

In 1944/45, the village had a population of 410 Muslims,[1] while the total land area was 3,401 dunams, according to an official land and population survey.[2] Of this, 742 dunums of village land was used for citrus and bananas, 510 dunums were irrigated or used for plantations, 1,468 dunums were for cereals,[6] while 681 dunams were classified as non-cultivable areas.[7]

1948, aftermath[edit]

Netzer Sereni was established on village land in 1948.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
  2. ^ a b c Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 66
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xix, village #248. Also gives cause of depopulation
  4. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xx, settlement #11.
  5. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 371.
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 114
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 164

Bibliography[edit]

  • Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945. Government of Palestine.
  • Hadawi, Sami (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
  • Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  • Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.

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