Aqqur


Aqqur
Aqqur
Aqqur is located in Mandatory Palestine
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Aqqur
Arabic
District Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°45′29.60″N 35°04′56.20″E / 31.758222°N 35.082278°E / 31.758222; 35.082278Coordinates: 31°45′29.60″N 35°04′56.20″E / 31.758222°N 35.082278°E / 31.758222; 35.082278
Population 40 (1945)
Area 5,522 dunums
Date of depopulation July 13-14, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Aqqur was a Palestinian Arab hamlet in the District of Jerusalem. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 13, 1948 under Operation Dani. It was located 14.5 km west of Jerusalem on the Wadi Isma'il, a tributary of the Wadi al-Sarar.

In 1945, it had a population of 40. 'Aqqur had a maqam for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Ahmad Sulayman.

References

  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xx, village #352. Also gives cause of depopulation

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