Al-Nabi Rubin (Arabic: النبي روبين, transliteation: an-Nabî Rûbîn) was a Palestinian village in central Palestine, located 14.5 kilometers (9.0 mi) west of Ramla, just northeast of Yibna and 18 kilometers (11 mi) south of Jaffa. The village was situated on the southern banks of Wadi al-Sarar, also known as Sorek Stream, at an elevation of 25 meters (82 ft) below sea level. Nabi Rubin is named after a shrine in the village, believed by Muslims to be the tomb of Reuben. In Sami Hadawi's 1945 land and population survey, Nabi Rubin had a population of 1,420 inhabitants and a total land area of 31,002 dunams, of which 683 were planted with citrus trees with no built-up area. It was captured by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the inhabitants were expelled.
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