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District of Tulkarm
كفر سابا - כפר סאבא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 15, 1948
Distance from district center 16.5 (km) Southeast of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #17 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Israeli attacking brigade Alexandroni Brigade
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Kafr Saba was completely defaced with the exception of its two shrines, the school, and ruins of the village cemetery.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Kafr Saba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,019
Jewish 3,144
Public 525
Total 9,688
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,026 1,199
Irrigated & Plantation 355 224
Area planted w/ olives 30 0
Planted W/ Cereal 4,662 1,675
Built up 26 0
Cultivable 6,043 3,098
Non-Cultivable 475 46
Population
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 800
1922 546
1931 765
1945 1,270
1948 1,473
Est. Refugees 1998 9,047
Number of houses In (1931): 169 (includes 'Arab al-'Ubaydat)
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Kafr Saba by Caphar Saba, and the Romans called it Kapharseb.
Schools Kafr Saba had one elementary school for boys which remain standing.
Shrines/maqams The village has two shrines: the 1st is for al-Nabi Yamin and the 2nd for al-Nabi Yahya (John the Baptist, see 'Ayn Karim, Jerusalem for more details). Both shrines remain standing, see Pictures section for details.
Archeological sites One Mosque
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Newe Yamin, Nir Eliyyahu, & the Israeli City of Kefar Sava.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The village site has been used for the construction of new residential quarters within an industrial area that is part of the settlement of Kefar Sava. Some of the old village houses have survived destruction and are located today within the settlement; a number of them are used as commercial buildings. The two shrines, the school, and the ruins of the village cemetery remain

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
ايمن سمير نمر حمدان الولويل الولويل بون , المانيا
صايل الجبر - الزرقاء, الزرقاء
امجد غنيم bruxelles, bruxelles
ابو سابا عرباس عمان, الأردن
محمد نجار - -
" محمد عماد" جبر جبر -
سهيل عرباس حولي, الكويت
محمد ياسين - -
نادر ولويل ولويل -
ابو هيثم البلاسمة العاصمة, عمان
عرفات عثمان بلاسمة - طولكرم, طولكرم
معتز سارة داوود الاردن
the deeth to israel hamed - walweel UAE, DUBAI
BARAKAT BARAKAT JORDAN
وليد شريف - -
علان allan kuwait, kuwait
ahmad_najjar - -
ابوانس بلاسمه amman, الاردن
ابو عبيده بلاسمه -
Ghassan Jabr Jabr Ramallah
mahmoud balasmeh balasmeh -
عماد ولويل ولويل -
ياسين زياد ياسين ياسين
انس النجار النجار صويلح, الاردن
ahmad balasmeh بلاسمة wadi alseer, jordan
Mustafa Alhamed Alhamed Amman, Jordan
Mahmood Adnan Yousef Ajez Ajez Marj Al-Hamam, Jordan
khaliline hamed kuwait
abu ghassan alkhatib amman
firas ayash alblasma -
hasan hamed Walweel Amman, Jordan
Anas - -
MOHMMAD ALNAJJAR - -
زياد عرباس عرباس ***********, فلسطين
Mohammed Barakat - -
Anas Walweel Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abdul Rahman Hisham Walweel Walweel Kuwait
Hamzeh Bdeir Bdeir -
tarek tayem - -
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