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Welcome To Kawfakha
District of Gaza
كوفخة - כופח'ה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 25, 1948
Distance from district center 19 (km) East of Gaza
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #44 on the map
Israeli military operation Possibly Operation Barak
Israeli attacking brigade Negev Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely obliterated with the exception of the village mosque (now functions as a horse stable)
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Kawfakha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 87
Jewish 0
Public 8,482
Total 8,569
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 87
Planted W/ Cereal 7,768
Built up 31
Cultivable 7,855
Non-Cultivable 683
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 203
1931 317
1945 500
1948 580
Est. Refugees 1998 3,562
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 56
1948 102
Schools Kawfakha had an elementary school for boys.
Inhabitants place of origin In the 19th century, Kawfakha was founded by people from Gaza city.
Religious institutions The village had a well known mosque, which functions now as a horse stable by a Jewish settler.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated on the southern bank of Wadi Abu Shunnar..
Archeological sites The village contained the remains of cisterns, marble columns, a Corinthian capital, mosaic walkways, and pottery
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Nir 'Aqiva
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only the mosque remains, and it is used as a storehouse for animal fodder and as a horse stable. It is a stone structure with arched entrances and windows on all sides; its roof is topped by three shallow domes. "

 

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