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District of Haifa
جبع - ג'בע
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 24, 1948
Distance from district center 18.5 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #14 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Shoter (Police)
Israeli attacking brigade A special force drawn from the Golani, Carmeli, and Alexandroni brigades
Village defenders Local Arab militia, Arab Liberation Army volunteers, and some support from the Iraqi Army in Tulkarm
Israeli acts of terror In September 1948, UN investigators stated that 130 villagers were unaccounted for.
Refugees' migration route Refugees were mostly expelled eastward to Jinin (West Bank).
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Soon after occupation, the village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of a village shrine
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Jaba' inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,759
Jewish 0
Public 2,253
Total 7,012
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 450
Area planted w/ olives 710
Planted W/ Cereal 4,255
Built up 60
Cultivable 4,705
Non-Cultivable 2,247
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 99
19th century 150
1922 523
1931 762
1945 1,140
1948 1,322
Est. Refugees 1998 8,121
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 158
1948 274
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Jaba' by Gabata.
Schools Jaba' had an elementary school for boys, which was founded by the Ottomans in 1885.
Shrines/maqams One shrine (still standing) for an unknown individual.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village bordered Wadi al-Maghara
Archeological sites The village contained mosaic remains, tombs cut into the rock, and other architectural remnants attest to the antiquity of the village.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Geva' Karmel
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Piles of stone rubble can be seen on the site. A shrine is still standing on an elevated part of it. Pine forests grow over the land in the vicinity."

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