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District of Safad
المفتخرة - אל-מופתח'רה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district center 25.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #22 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 Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Muftakhira was ethnically cleansed over two phases: the 1st was in early May and the 2nd was on the 16th of May 1948.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,414
Jewish 3,596
Public 205
Total 9,215
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 3,597 0
Area planted w/ olives 2 0
Planted W/ Cereal 924 1,843
Cultivable 4,521 1,843
Non-Cultivable 1,098 1,753
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 231
1945 350
1948 406
Est. Refugees 1998 2,493
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 51
1948 89
Schools The village had a small school
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Shamir and Lahavot ha-Bashan
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Only the stone debris of houses and the occasional ruined wall attest to the former presence of the village

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