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District of Safad
كراد الغنامة - כיראד אל-ע'נאמה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 22, 1948
Distance from district center 11 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #47 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Israeli acts of terror Kirad al-Ghannama was mostly ethnically cleansed and terrorized soon after the massacre committed at the nearby village of al-Husayniyya(Safad). See al-Husayniyya (Safad) for more details
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed, and only the rubble of destroyed houses left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis

In mid-March, the inhabitants of Kiradal-Ghannama were partially terrorized into fleeing their homes after the massacre perpetrated in al-Husayniyya, and in 1956 the DMZ's 2,200 inhabitants were all terrorized into fleeing to Syria by the Israeli Army.

Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,795
Jewish 175
Public 5
Total 3,975
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 77 0
Irrigated & Plantation 20 0
Planted W/ Cereal 3,451 175
Built up 64 0
Cultivable 3,548 175
Non-Cultivable 188 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 265
1945 350
1948 406
Est. Refugees 1998 2,493
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 54
1948 82
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi Mushayrifa ran between the two Kirad villages (al-Ghannama and al-Baqqara)
Water supplies Wadi Waqqas contained plentiful supply of springs and wells the supplied the village with its water needs
Archeological sites The village contained the following khirbas: Khirbat Nijmat al-Subh, Tall al-Qadah, and Tall al-Safa
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ayyelet ha-Shahar and Gadot are nearby village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Only the rubble of houses remains. Vegetation, such as shrubs, some trees, and grass, grows throughout tile area. The surrounding land is used by Israelis botil for crop cultivation and as pasture

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