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|Welcome To The City of Acre
District of Acre
عكا - עַכּוֹ
Ethnically cleansed days ago
כדי לתרגם עברית
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|Occupation date||18th of May 1948 (few days after the fall of Jaffa)|
|Elevation from the sea||30 meters|
|Maps||Map of Acre city|
|Battle for the city||N/A|
|Acts of terror||
The massacre of 79 Palestinians soon after occupation.
Out of 13,000 Palestinians who used to call Acre home, only 3,000 Palestinians were allowed to stay.
|Refugees' migration route||
Before the encirclement of the city, some of
Acre's inhabitants fled on foot to the Eastern hills, and some fled
North to Lebanon. After the encirclement of the city, many
of the inhabitants of the city and its defenders fled via boats to
Tyre (Sour), Sayda, and Beirut Lebanon. Click
here to view a map that illustrates refugees' migration routes.
|City's name through history||
|District's size||In 1945, the district covered an
799.67 square kilometer, of which 2.79 square kilometer were allocated
for public use, such as roads, wadies, railroads ... etc. Zionists owned only 25 square kilometer, which constituted
3.1% of the overall district's size.
During the Ottoman period, the district was made up of 60 plus villages, but during the British Mandate it was shrunk to 48 village (of which 26 villages where completely ethnically cleansed and defaced by the Zionists after the 194 war), eight Bedouin localities, and nine Zionist colonies.
** Statistic includes Sunni, Shee'a, Druze, and Bahai Muslim sects.
*** Number of houses in the district in 1931 was 9,978.
|District's major plantations||
|District's wadies and rivers||
|City size||In 1945, the city covered an area of 1,538 dunums, of which 52 dunums were allocated for roads and railroads, and Zionists owned only 6 dunums of the total city size.|
|Industries||Acre before occupation had industries in
the following areas: |
Glass, clay pottery, mirrors, mosaics, textile, paint, soft drinks (Sbins), grain mills, and a factory for ice making.
It should be noted that Acre's port and its regional importance had declined soon after the development of Haifa City and its port in the 1920s and 1930s. Since then Acre's industries, port, and khans has been cannibalized in favor of the newly developed Haifa City.
Since Israeli still maintains and enforces the "Law Of Absentees", most of Acre's industries, farms, buses, cars, railroads, cattle, real states, ... etc. have been looted and became the property of the "Jewish state". When similar injustices were perpetrated against Europe's Jewish citizens during WWII (by the Germans and the Swiss), the Jews of the world demanded justice for their looted art works and properties. The question which begs to be asked is :-
Are the Palestinian people entitled for compensation for their looted properties?
|Distance from other towns||
* In 1908, Acre had 1,000 houses, 6 mosques, 2 prisons, 5 churches, 166 warehouses, 13 coffee shops, and 415 shops.
** In 1931, Acre had 1,653 houses.
*** The statistic includes Christian Arabs as well.
|City neighborhoods||Acre was made up of the following neighborhoods
and public places:
al-Jazzar, al-Majdala, al-Meina (port), al-Raml, al-Qal'a, Central Prison (also known by the Lawman), al-Suq al-Abyyad (The White Market), Burj al-Commander, Burj al-Sultan, al-Fakhura, al-Karkun Square, Dar al-Asliha, new Acre was built just outside the city walls, ... etc.
Click here, for a detail map of Acre's neighborhood before occupation.
|City's income and expenses||
|Rainfall and humidity||
Note: All fishing in the Haifa area was Palestinian owned and operated.
Our primary sources for the above data was Biladuna Filisteen (2nd set, volume 7) by Mustafa Murad al-Dabagh and The Palestine Encyclopedia.
|Display Name||Clan/Hamolah||Country of Residence|
|Samer Akkawi||Akkawi||Akka, Palestine|
|على الحانوتي||-||نينوى, نينوى|
|Tarek chebli||Aka||Palestine live in beirut|
|Rami Dakhlallah||Dakhlallah||Akka, Palestine|
|Sulayman Akkawi||3akkawi||Acre (3akka), Palestine - the most beautiful country|
|Mahmoud W. Kassem||Acre||Abu Dhabi|
|Wissam Z Kassem||Acre||Abu Dhabi|
|fifi mayassi||acre||saida, lebanon|
|احمد سواعد||عرب السواعد||عكا, 1948|
|Mohamed Eldabous||-||Gaza, Palestine|
|Samar Khayat||-||Sidon, Lebanon|
|zakaria hawash||hawash||algeria syria|
|Rida Bachir||-||UAE, UAE|
|Hana Abd Al-Latif||-||Beirut|
|جمال محمد حسين كليب||مزرعه||Mazraa|
|shushu||Azzam||California, United States|
|العاشق alashik||alashik||UAE Dubai|
|Mohamad Haddad||Haddad||AbuDhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Ayah Said||Said||IL, USA|
|Dalal Dayfallah||-||MI, United States|
|Adel Salameh||Salameh||NSW, Australia|
|Palestinio||Mansour||Abu Dhabi, Unted Arab Emirates|
|Ribhi deifallah||-||Ontario, Canada|
|جمالصالح ابو فرحة||-||-|
|Zuhair Shehadeh||-||Auckland, New Zealand|
|chikhkhalil||chikh khalil||damascus, damascus|
|Angela Francis||-||Texas, USA|
|Mohammed Arrabi||Arrabi||Ryadh, Ryadh|
|Abed Arrabi||Arrabi||UAE, UAE|
|Daoud Sa'oud||-||OH, United States|
|سعد الدين ابو سويرح||ابو سويرح||غزة|
|Haytham G. Zeidan||zeidan||Tulkarm, palestine|
|Zeina Abu-Meita||-||Alberta, Canada|
|Alexandre Khawam||Al Khawam||-|
|Tareq Fatayerji||-||Saudi Arabia|
|Ahmed Al-Akki||Al-Akki||Riyadh 11416, Saudi Arabia|
|Abdullah||-||malmِ kommun, sweden|
|Hanna Francis||Francis||TX, USA|
|ehab yi7ya 7beshe||yihya||acre, sweden|
|mohamed fakir||Fakir||Quebec, Canada|
|Mohammad Dayfallah||-||Quebec, Canada|
|Hani Saadi||-||Michigan, USA|
|Maher Bitar||-||Quebec, Canada|
|Bassam Himmo||Himmo||saida, Lebanon|
|John Doumani||Doumani/Doany||AZ, USA|
|Rami Killisly||Killisly||Ontario, Canada|
|OSAMA MALAK||-||TEXAS, USA|
|Mohamad Fadda||-||Beirut, Lebanon|
|wassim Rustom||rustom||derna, libya|
|luay rustom||rustom||saida, lebanon|
|Muhammad from PALESTINE||Qasim||Bedfordshire, United Kingdom|
|paolo||-||Acre , galelee (arab48)|
|Rowida Hobishe||Hobishe||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Mustafa Bayaa||-||Ontario, Canada|
|George KHAWAM||Al -Khawam||Paris, FRANCE|
|bassam hobaishy||hobaishy||beirut, lebanon|
|ECK||Cheikh Khalil||North Lebanon, Lebanon|
|Amer Ibrahim EL-Kerdi||AL-Kurdi||Berne, Switzerland|
|Malake Abu Hmeid||-||-|
|Abdul Rahman Arab||-||-|
|ASSA'D SHUKAIRY||AL-SHUKAIRY||SAUDI ARABIA, SAUDI ARABIA|
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