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Welcome To Saqiya
District of Jaffa
ساقِية - סאקיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 25, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) East of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #18 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Chametz
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of ten houses remain standing.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Saqiya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,151
Jewish 447
Public 252
Total 5,850
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 422 93
Irrigated & Plantation 145 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,534 354
Built up 30 0
Cultivable 5,101 441
Non-Cultivable 272 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 270
1922 427
1931 663
1945 1,100
1948 1,276
Est. Refugees 1998 7,836
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 142
1948 273
Schools Saqiya had an elementary school for boys founded in 1936, and it had an enrollment of 136 students in 1945.
Religious institutions One mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Or Yehuda (settled by Jews from Iraq and North Africa) and Ramat Pinqas.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"No more than ten houses remain. Some are inhabited by Jewish families, one is used as a workshop for car repair, and others are deserted. One of the occupied houses has a large front door and a garret with a slanted roof extending along the short side. A second house is quite long and has a large number of windows of various sizes."

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حمزة النادي الأردن
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