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District of Safad
قبّاعة - קבאעה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 26, 1948
Distance from district center 6 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 500 (meters)
Map location See location number #57 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Qabba'a inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,437
Jewish 0
Public 380
Total 13,817
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 379
Area planted w/ olives 650
Planted W/ Cereal 7,966
Built up 66
Cultivable 8,345
Non-Cultivable 5,406
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 99
19th century 150
1931 256
1945 460
1948 534
Est. Refugees 1998 3,277
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 44
1948 91
Schools One school
Religious institutions One mosque
Water supplies Water supplies ware drawn from four springs around the village
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Chatzor ha-Gelilit is 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:
The stone debris of destroyed houses covers the site, where shrubs, grass, cactuses, and fig and pine trees grow.

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
ثائر الرفاعي الرفاعي Helsingborg, Sweden
Omar Othman Masarwa Illinois, USA
Mosab Othman Masarwa Illinois, Illinois
Hamza Othman Masarwa Illinois, USA
jihad - Illinois, Illinois
mostafa ahamad chehade - zahli, lebanon
أم بكر - Berlin, Germany
Hani Shehadeh Shehadeh Ansareyeh /south lebanon, lebanon
eslam shaheen - jeddah, saudi arabia
AHMAD FANDI - -
احمد الشواهني الشواهني -
chawahen ayman århus, denmark
rana abdulmoti shawaheen -
Rawan Abdul Moti Shawaheen Shawaheen UAE, UAE
أياس شاهين شواهين دمشق, اليرموك
MOHIN SHAWAHEEN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
abo,jamal - damascus, syria
م . محمد ايوب الرفاعي - اليرموك, سورية
Hani Shahin Shawaheen Adelaide, Australia
Eng_maher Al refai الرفاعي -
yazan abu zubaid abu zubaid jordan, jordan
moonshawaheen - اربد, الاردن
roba shehady shawaheen lebanon
Hassan Hussein Chehadeh - -
Mahmoud - Damascus, Syria
Dalal Shehade Bitonya south, Lebanon
osama alhawa ´skane, sweden
bent mussa mussa -
MAEN AL HAJ - QATAR , QATAR
Rasha SHawaheen - Damascus Syria, Syria
ahmad emad chihade - south of lebanon, south of lebanon
Ibrahim Chehadi Hima Dubai, UAE
Rami Shehadeh - UAE, Lebanon
barakat shahin qubaa' vaulx en velin, france
wael chehade - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Aladdin Chehade Chehade Vienna, Austria
anwar shawaheen shawaheen damscus, syria
MOHAMAD YOSEF MOHAMAD SHAHEEN shawaheen -
moauamr shawieesh قباعة damascus, syria
Hassan Chehadeh Chehade -------, Lebanon
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