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District of Jaffa
السافريّة - א-סאפריה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district center 11 (km) East of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #23 on the map
Israeli military operation Possibly Operation Chametz
Israeli attacking brigade Either Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL) or Alexandroni Brigade
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
On the 13th of September 1948, the village was mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses and the two village schools.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Safiriyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,545
Jewish 1,722
Public 575
Total 12,842
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 3,539 1,412
Irrigated & Plantation 3,708 24
Area planted w/ olives 25 0
Planted W/ Cereal 3,032 286
Built up 95 0
Cultivable 10,279 1,722
Non-Cultivable 746 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 292
1922 1,306
1931 2,040
1945 3,070
1948 3,561
Est. Refugees 1998 21,870
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 489
1948 853
Town's name through history al-Safiriyya was known to the Byzantines by Sapharea, and the Crusades called it Saphyria.
Schools al-Safiriyya had two elementary schools, one for boys founded in 1920 which had an enrollment of 348 boys in 1945, and another school was for girls founded in 1945 with an initial enrollment of 45 girls, both schools remain standing.
Archeological sites al-Safiriyya contains several khirbats including Khirbat Subtara.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tzafriyya, Kefar Chabad, Achi'ezer, and the suburbs of Ri'shon le-Tziyyon.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The two schools-long concrete structures with rectangular doorways and windows-still stand and have been refurbished. A number of houses, some made of adobe brick and others of concrete, also remain and are either deserted or inhabited by Jewish families."

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