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Jarash, Jerusalem

Jarash
Arabic جرش
Name meaning Jerash; personal name[1]
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Coordinates

31°43′47.29″N 35°00′57.66″E / 31.7298028°N 35.0160167°E / 31.7298028; 35.0160167Coordinates: 31°43′47.29″N 35°00′57.66″E / 31.7298028°N 35.0160167°E / 31.7298028; 35.0160167{{#coordinates:31|43|47.29|N|35|00|57.66|E|type:city_region:IL |primary |name=

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Palestine grid 151/126
Population 220 (1948[2])
Area 3,518[3] dunams
Date of depopulation 21,October, 1948[4]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Jarash (Arabic: جرش‎) was a Palestinian village that was depopulated over the course of 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Located 25 kilometers west of Jerusalem, Jarash was a wholly Arab village of 220 inhabitants in 1948.

History

To the east of the village lay Khirbat Sira, which is identified with a Mamluk/Ottoman village.[5]

In the late nineteenth century, Jarash was described as a village built on the spur of a hill with olive trees growing below it.[6]

There are no Israeli settlements on the site of the former town, though it is located within present-day Israel.

Walid Khalidi writes of Jarash:
"The site is overgrown with grass, interspersed with the debris of destroyed houses and stones from the terraces. The ruins of a cemetery lie northwest of the site. Groves of trees cover two hills to the west of the site that are separated by a valley. Carob, fig, almond, and olive trees grow on these hills

See also

References

  1. Palmer, 1881, p. 296
  2. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. Hadawi, 1970, p.57
  4. Morris, 2006, p. xviii, village #341. Also gives the cause for depopulation
  5. Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 154. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 297
  6. Conder and Kitchener, 1883, III:25. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p.296

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