|Name meaning||Khurbet Umm Kelkhah; The ruin of kelkha (a plant like fennel) |
|Date of depopulation||April 7, 1948|
Umm Kalkha was a small Palestinian village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 7, 1948 during Operation Nachshon. It was located 12.5 km south of Ramla, situated on the northern banks of Wadi al-Sarar.
In 1838, Um Kelkha was noted as a place "in ruins or deserted."
British Mandate era
In 1945 the population was 60, all Muslims, while the total land area was 1,405 dunams, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 21 dunums of land were used for citrus and bananas, 93 dunums were plantations or irrigated land, 1,119 were for cereals,  while a total of 63 dunams were classified as non-cultivable areas.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 271
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 30
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- Khalidi, 1992, p. 419
- Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, Appendix 2, p. 119
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 426
- Barron, 1923, Table VII, Sub-district of Ramle, p. 21
- Mills, 1932, p. 24
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 117.
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 167
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- Robinson, Edward; Smith, Eli (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838. 3. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.