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District of Tulkarm
مسكة - מיסכה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 20, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Southwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #15 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Miska was completely destroyed with the exception of boys' elementary school and its mosque. It should be noted that Miska was destroyed based on the orders of a Jewish National Fund official, Yosef Weitz.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Miska inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,924
Jewish 2,976
Public 176
Total 8,076
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,115 1,196
Irrigated & Plantation 304 83
Planted W/ Cereal 3,245 1,683
Built up 88 14
Cultivable 4,664 2,962
Non-Cultivable 348 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 300
1922 443
1931 635
1945 1,060 (180 Jewish)
1948 1,021
Est. Refugees 1998 6,269
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 123
1948 197
Town's name through history Miska was founded by descendants of the Arabian tribe of Miskain in the early days of the Islamic conquest in the 7th century.
Schools Miska had an elementary school for boys which is still standing.
Religious institutions One mosque which remain standing.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'En ha-Choresh, Giv'at Chayyirn, and Achituv.
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Town Today

The site is covered with citrus groves; cactuses grow along the perimeter of these groves. The two-room school still stands and is used as housing for the watchmen who guard the orchards. The mosque serves as a storehouse for bales of hay and agricultural tools. The large cement fragments of a demolished enclosure built around the village well are visible. Most of the surrounding land has been planted by Israelis with citrus trees.

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