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Subdistrict Baysan
Palestine grid 195/218
Population 460 (1945)
Date of depopulation May 16, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Influence of nearby town's fall

Al-Murassas was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Baysan. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 War on May 16, 1948. The village was attacked as part of Operation Gideon.


At the time of the 1931 census, El Murassas had 89 occupied houses and a population of 381, 375 were Muslims, and 6 Christians.[2]

The village had a population of 460 in 1945.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvii village #117. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 79. 


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