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District of Safad
الظاهرية التحتا - א-ט'אהריה א-תחתא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 10, 1948
Distance from district center 1 (km) South of Safad
Elevation from the sea 600 (meters)
Map location See location number #67 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Village defenders Second Yarmuk Battalion of the Arab Liberation Army and local Palestinian militia (numbered less than 20)
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Many of the villagers fled to al-Farradiyya and al-Sammu'i soon after occupation.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,771
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 6,773
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 810
Planted W/ Cereal 3,042
Built up 28
Cultivable 3,852
Non-Cultivable 2,893
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 308
19th century 100
1922 212
1931 256
1945 350
Est. Refugees 1998 2,493
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 53
Schools Village students attended school in Safad
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated close to Wadi al-Laymun.
Water supplies The nearby Wadi al-Laymun contained several springs and wells.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Jewish Safad has engulfed the village center.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The entire topography of the place has been altered, as Safad's expansion has taken over the site. A street that is part of the urban neighborhood crosses the site and leads to a recently-built cluster of houses. However, the stone debris from demolished houses can be identified, along with iron supports that protrude from the ruined cement walls

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