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District of Safad
آبل القمح - אבל אל-קמח
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 10, 1948
Distance from district center 32 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 350 (meters)
Map location See location number #1 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
As a result of a campaign of psychological warfare on the 10th of May 1948, the village was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,116
Jewish 1,327
Public 172
Total 4,615
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 299 3
Area planted w/ olives 6 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,537 1,320
Built up 13 0
Cultivable 2,836 1,323
Non-Cultivable 439 4
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 143
1931 229
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 58
1948 97
Town's name through history The village was also known by the name of Abil al-Mayya because of it abundant water sources
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Yuval
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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 overgrown with grasses and weeds. A grove of trees stands in the northeast corner and stones from destroyed houses are strewn throughout the site. The surrounding land is used as pasture

 

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