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District of Safad
قيطية - קיטיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 19, 1948
Distance from district center 28 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #14 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 Haganah 'Wispering' campaign (psychological warfare)
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Mostly destroyed with the exception of few stone houses
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Mostly ethnically cleansed as a result of a campaign of psychological warfare on the 19th of May 1948. Completely ethnical cleansed in June 1949
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,682
Jewish 183
Public 525
Total 5,390
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 19 0
Irrigated & Plantation 4,465 183
Planted W/ Cereal 44 0
Built up 93 0
Cultivable 4,528 183
Non-Cultivable 586 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 824
1945 940
1948 1,090
Est. Refugees 1998 6,696
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 163
1948 215
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was bordering both the Hasibani and the Dan Rivers
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Blum and Beyt Hillel are near by 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 a few stones from the old village are still visible. The surrounding land is cultivated, except for a small section that contains stone rubble and is overgrown with thorny plants and eucalyptus trees

 

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
SAFAA EBRAHEEM - damascus, سوريا
Hesham Mohammad Mohammad Syrien, Syria
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