Masil al-Jizl

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Masil al-Jizl
Masil al-Jizl is located in Mandatory Palestine
Masil al-Jizl
Masil al-Jizl
Arabic مسيل الجزل/عرب الزيناتي
Also spelled Arab al-Zinati[1]
Subdistrict Baysan
Coordinates 32°27′15″N 35°33′26″E / 32.45417°N 35.55722°E / 32.45417; 35.55722Coordinates: 32°27′15″N 35°33′26″E / 32.45417°N 35.55722°E / 32.45417; 35.55722
Palestine grid 202/207
Population 100[2][3] (1945)
Area 976 dunams
Date of depopulation May 31, 1948
Current localities Kfar Ruppin[4]

Masil al-Jizl was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Baysan. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the Arab-Israeli War. It was attacked and depopulated on May 31, 1948 as part of Operation Gideon.

History[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the Mandatory Palestine authorities, Mesil al-Jezel had a population of 64; all Muslims,[5] increasing in the 1931 census to 197 Muslims, in a total of 47 houses.[6]

In 1945, the population was 100 Muslims,[2] with a total of 976 dunams of land.[3] Of this, 252 dunams were for plantations and irrigated land, 702 for cereals,[7] while 22 dunams were non-cultivable land.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p.55
  2. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 6
  3. ^ a b Counted with Kefar Ruppin, in Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 43
  4. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 56
  5. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, p. 31
  6. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 79
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 85
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 135

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