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District of Safad
عرب الشمالنه - ערב א-שמאלנה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 4, 1948
Distance from district center 13 (km) South East of Safad
Elevation from the sea -200 (meters)
Map location See location number #77 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Matate (Broom) (Sub operation of Yiftach Operation)
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Based on orders of Yigal Allon, the village was completely destroyed soon after occupation.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Arab al-Shamalina inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 16,690
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 16,690
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 238
Planted W/ Cereal 3,842
Cultivable 4,080
Non-Cultivable 12,610
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 278
1931 551
1945 650
Est. Refugees 1998 4,630
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 108
Town's name through history The village was also known by Khirbat Abu Zayna
Inhabitants place of origin The village may have picked its name from 'Arab al-Shamalina Bedouin tribe who settled earlier in village.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated close to the Jordan River.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Almagor
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
The village lands are used by the settlement of Almagor, which was established 2 km northwest of the village site in 1961

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
نور الهدى الحج احمد دمشق, سوريا
ayman shamloni - -
ابو علي دوشكا الشملوني شمالنه دمشق, شمالنة صفد
أبوعمران شمالنة دمشق, سورية
الشملوني الأبيض خليل -
alshmlony شمالنة -
يوسف غوري السوالمة -
باسم درزي السوالمة -
راضي الغوري السوالمه عمان, الاردن
رستم الشامي الشمالنة -
yaser shadh huosin alshamlony خليل -
ali ahmad sharghy al haj ahmad damascus, syria
ali sharghy - sbina, syria
mohamed ismail west bank, palestine
sakher al falah al falah syria
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