Qula was a Palestinian village in Ramle. Situated in the south of Mazor Mausoleum to the east of Tel Aviv. This place of pilgrimage was filmed for you by 360HolyPlaces™ in 360°.
In 1596, Qula was part of the Ottoman Empire, with a population of 380. It paid taxes on goats and beehives, and a press that was used for processing either olives or grapes.
British Mandate era
During the British mandate, the village expanded along the Ramle-Tulkarm highway. In the village center was the mosque.
1948 war and aftermath
A Jewish War Memorial, Givat Koach, now occupies the land where Qula once was. Most of the villagers fled in 1948, leaving only a few, primarily elderly behind. The villagers from Qula report that those left behind (six women and one man) were all shot or burned to death in their homes.
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