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District of Haifa
الطيرة - א-טירה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 16, 1948
Distance from district center 7 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 60 (meters)
Map location See location number #6 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade A special force drawn from the Israeli Navy, Golani, Carmeli, and Alexandroni brigades.
Village defenders Local Palestinian militia, Arab Liberation Army volunteers, and some assistance from the Iraqi army in Tulkarm and Jinin.
Israeli acts of terror On 12th of December 1947, Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL) terror gang raided the village and killed 13, and wounded 10 villagers. Also when al-Tira was occupied, the Israeli soldiers massacred and burned 25 to 30 of the village defenders.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the village school and three village houses (one of the houses belongs to 'Irsan al-Dhib).
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Between 24th April and 3rd May 1948, al-Tira women and children (about 600) were bused out by the British troops to Jinin and Nablus areas, but the fighting men successfully defended their village until second half of July 1948.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 23,940
Jewish 6,553
Public 14,769
Total 45,262
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 3,543 66
Area planted w/ olives 4,600 0
Planted W/ Cereal 16,304 1,028
Built up 224 677
Cultivable 19,847 1,094
Non-Cultivable 18,638 4,782
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 286
19th century 1,200
1922 2,346
1931 3,191
1945 5,270
1948 6,113
Est. Refugees 1998 37,542
Number of houses In (1931): 624 (includes Tira Station, Neuhardhof, Kafr Samir Station, al-Kababir)
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to al-Tira by St. Yohan de Tire.
Schools The village had two elementary schools, one was for boys and the another school was for girls (one of the schools is still standing).
Archeological sites al-Tira contained five khirbas; one of them, Khirbat al-Dayr, which contained the reins of the St. Brocardus monastery, some previously inhabited caves, and a vaulted tunnel
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands ha-Chotrim, Tirat Karmel, Megadim, Kefar Gallim, & Beyt Tzvi
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The village site is partly occupied by an Israeli settlement. Some of the houses, such as one belonging to 'Irsan al-Dhib, remain standing. The cemetery is unkempt and there are several broken gravestones. The remains of two shrines are visible and the school is used by Israeli students, both Arab and Jewish. There are forests and some residential houses in the mountainous part of the surrounding land."

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