Daniyal is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arabic دانيال
Name Meaning Daniel
District Ramla
Coordinates 31°55′51.75″N 34°55′45.00″E / 31.9310417°N 34.92917°E / 31.9310417; 34.92917Coordinates: 31°55′51.75″N 34°55′45.00″E / 31.9310417°N 34.92917°E / 31.9310417; 34.92917
Population 410 (1945)
Date of depopulation July 10, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Kfar Daniel

Daniyal (Arabic: دانيال‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Ramla. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 10, 1948 by the Yiftach Brigade under the first phase of Operation Dani. It was located 5 km east of Ramla and south-east of Lydda.

In 1945 it had a population of 410. An elementary school for boys which is still standing today was founded in 1945, and had an enrollment of 55 students. A shrine for al-Nabi Daniyal is also still intact.

Depopulated villages in the District of Ramla


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #232. Also gives cause of depopulation.


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