Dayr al-Hawa was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on October 19, 1948 by the Fourth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade of Operation ha-Har. It was located 18.5 km west of Jerusalem. During the 1948 it was defended by the local militia and the Egyptian Army/Muslim Brotherhood Battalion.
In 1945, the village had a population of 60. A mosque was located in the western part of the village and there was a shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Sulayman.
- ^ Palmer, 1881, p.293
- ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 285
- ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, village #339. Also gives cause of depopulation.
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