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District of Baysan
عرب الصفا - ערב א-צפא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district center 7.5 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -225 (meters)
Map location See location number #25 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
'Arab al-Safa was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Arab al-Safa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,549
Jewish 2,523
Public 2,446
Total 12,518
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 49
Irrigated & Plantation 0 14
Planted W/ Cereal 8,371 2,460
Cultivable 8,371 2,523
Non-Cultivable 1,624 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 225
1922 225
1931 540
1945 650
1948 754
Est. Refugees 1998 4,630
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 108
1948 150
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated close to Wadi al-Shaykh Mahmud.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Three palm trees stand on the village site. The surrounding lands are used for growing wheat."

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