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Welcome To al-Zawiya
District of Safad
الزوِية - א-זאויה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 24, 1948
Distance from district center 23 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #21 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed soon after occupation.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Zawiya has been ethnically cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on the 24th of May 1948
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,797
Jewish 0
Public 161
Total 3,958
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 3,593
Built up 195
Cultivable 3,593
Non-Cultivable 161
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 590
1945 760
1948 882
Est. Refugees 1998 5,414
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 141
1948 210
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was made of two neighborhoods on both banks of an irrigation canal that drew water from the Jordan
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The settlement of Ne'ot Mordekhay 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:
No landmarks, rubble, or other signs of al-Zawiya remain. The site has become part of the settlement's agricultural lands, and is now covered by cotton fields

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