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Daniyal (Arabic: دانيال‎‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. 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 southeast of Lydda.

Kfar Daniel (1).JPG
Pre-1948 structure from Daniyal, photo taken in 2014
Daniyal is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arabic دانيال
Name meaning Daniel[1]
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°55′52″N 34°55′45″E / 31.93111°N 34.92917°E / 31.93111; 34.92917Coordinates: 31°55′52″N 34°55′45″E / 31.93111°N 34.92917°E / 31.93111; 34.92917
Palestine grid 143/148
Population 410[2][3] (1945)
Date of depopulation July 10, 1948[4]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Kfar Daniel

In 1945, it had a population of 410 Muslims.[2][3] 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.

Women from Yiftach Brigade in Daniyal during Operation Danny, July 1948
Depopulated villages in the Ramle Subdistrict.


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 216
  2. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
  3. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 66
  4. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xix village #232. Also gives cause of depopulation.


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