Khirbat Bayt Far
|Khirbat Bayt Far|
|Arabic||خربة بيت فار|
|Name meaning||the ruin of the house of the mouse|
|Date of depopulation||April 7, 1948|
|Current localities||Tal Shahar|
Khirbat Bayt Far was a Palestinian village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine, located 14 km south of Ramla. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 7, 1948.
British Mandate era
In the 1945 statistics the village had a population of 300 Muslims with a total of 5,604 dunums of land. Of this, 19 dunums were for plantations and irrigable land, 5,337 dunums were for cereals, while a total of 248 dunams were classified as non-cultivable areas.
In 1992 the village site was described: "All that is left of the village are debris and girders heaped together in a small area. The site is ringed by carob trees. The remains of an uprooted olive grove lies to the north and east."
- Palmer, 1881, p. 269
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 67
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 364
- Morris, 2004, p.xxi, settlement #34, October 1948
- Dauphin, 1998, p. 900
- Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, p. 21
- Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, Appendix 2, p. 120
- Guérin, 1869, p. 32
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 237
- Barron, 1923, Table VII, Sub-district of Ramleh, p. 21
- Mills, 1932, p. 18.
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 115
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 165
- Morris, 2008, p. 102
- Morris, 2004, p. 380 Morris notes that Tal Shahar was first named Tal-Boqer
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- Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
- Khalidi, W. (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.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Morris, B. (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6. (p. 376)
- Morris, B. (2008). 1948: a history of the first Arab-Israeli war. Yale University Press. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Palmer, E.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Robinson, E.; Smith, E. (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838. 3. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.
- Welcome To Bayt Far, Khirbat, Palestine Remembered
- Khirbat Bayt Far, Zochrot
- Survey of Western Palestine, Map 16: IAA, Wikimedia commons