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District of Safad
طيطبا - טיטבא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 5 (km) North of Safad
Elevation from the sea 800 (meters)
Map location See location number #51 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
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
The village has been mostly ethnically cleansed at the end Operation Yiftach (25th of May 1948)
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,441
Jewish 0
Public 12
Total 8,453
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 585
Area planted w/ olives 350
Planted W/ Cereal 5,178
Built up 61
Cultivable 5,763
Non-Cultivable 2,629
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 434
19th century 200
1922 299
1931 364
1945 530
1948 615
Est. Refugees 1998 3,776
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 60
1948 101
Schools Taytaba had an elementary school for boys, which was built during the British Mandate period.
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was overlooking Wadi Taytaba (a tributary of Wadi Waqqas).
Archeological sites The village contained khirbat al-Tasarif, which had fragments of an ancient tomb.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Dalton 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 village site contains the stone rubble of razed houses. A few olive trees still stand, growing among the thorny plants and grass. Part of the surrounding land is used by the settlement of Dalton for agriculture and pastures; other parts are wooded

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