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District of Safad
الصالحية - א-צאלחיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 25, 1948
Distance from district center 25 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #19 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
The village has been completely destroyed.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Salihiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,528
Jewish 789
Public 290
Total 5,607
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 23 0
Planted W/ Cereal 4,230 764
Built up 94 25
Cultivable 4,253 764
Non-Cultivable 471 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 1,281
1945 1,520
1948 1,763
Est. Refugees 1998 10,828
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 257
1948 353
Schools al-Salihiyya had an elementary school for boys.
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated on the intersection of the Jordan River and Wadi Tur'an.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Blum 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 has been obliterated; no trace of it remains. Residents of the settlement of Kefar Blum cultivate the surrounding land

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
انور mahmod الهرامشة -
معاذ حسام محمد حمدان - طولكرم, كفر جمال
البطل ممحمد فالح صباح عوريف, عوريف
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