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)
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.

The population was 410 Muslims in 1945.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, settlement #11.
  5. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 371.

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