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District of Safad
الدرباشية - א-דירבאשיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 10, 1948
Distance from district center 20 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #31 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Dirbashiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,767
Jewish 0
Public 116
Total 2,883
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,763
Cultivable 2,763
Non-Cultivable 120
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1945 310
1948 406
Est. Refugees 1998 2,493
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Samadi
Nearby wadies & rivers The village bordered lake al-Hula
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on 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 rubble of destroyed houses is scattered across the village site. The site also contains a segment of a cement-lined irrigation canal, and the remains of terraces in some fields

 

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