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    Huj was a Palestinian Arab village located 15 kilometers northeast of Gaza City. Identified as the site of the ancient Philistine town of Oga, the modern village was founded by the Ottomans in the early 19th century. Situated in a hilly area on the northern edge of the Negev Desert, its total land area amounted to approximately 22,000 dunams of which about 3/4 was in Arab ownership while the remaining 1/4 belonged to Jewish owners and the general public. According to a 1945 census, Huj and the nearby town of Dorot had a population of 1,040 inhabitants, of which most were Arab and 240 were Jewish.

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