Dayr Tarif

Dayr Tarif
Dayr Tarif
Dayr Tarif is located in Mandatory Palestine
Dayr Tarif
Also Spelled Deir Tarif
District Ramla
Coordinates 31°59′25.6″N 34°56′23.1″E / 31.990444°N 34.93975°E / 31.990444; 34.93975Coordinates: 31°59′25.6″N 34°56′23.1″E / 31.990444°N 34.93975°E / 31.990444; 34.93975
Population 2030 (1948)
Date of depopulation July 10, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Dayr Tarif was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Ramla.

The Romans referred to Dayr Tarif as Bethariph. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 10, 1948 by the Ninth Commando Battalion of the Armored Brigade of Operation Dani. The village on attack was defemded by the Jordanian Army, but Dayr Tarif was mostly destroyed with the exception of its school, which was founded in 1920, and in 1947 it had an enrollment of 171 students.

In 1948 the village had apopulation of 2,030.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xix village #221. Also gives cause of depopulation.


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