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Welcome To 'Amqa - عمقا (עמקא)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Picture for 'Amqa Village - Palestine: : Jamil & Moniba Majzoub & their niece in front of 'Amqa's 200 years old mosque which was built by Ali Majzoub
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district center 11 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #18 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dekel
Israeli attacking brigade Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade and the First Battalion of the Carmeli Brigade.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis 'Amqa was mostly destroyed with the exception of the its school and its mosque.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis 'Amqa was mostly ethnically cleansed with the exception of its Druze inhabitants who still live nearby.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,060
Jewish 0
Public 8
Total 6,068
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,648
Area planted w/ olives 1,884
Planted W/ Cereal 3,348
Built up 36
Cultivable 4,996
Non-Cultivable 1,036
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 215
19th century 300
1931 894
1945 1,240
1948 1,438
Est. Refugees 1998 8,833
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 212
1948 341
Town's name through history The Hebrews referred to the village by 'Emeq (which means valley in Hebrew), the Romans called it Kefar Amqa, and to the Crusaders it was known by Amca.
Schools One elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1887, which remains standing to this date.
Religious institutions 'Amqa has one mosque which remains standing, but in need of serious renovation!
Archeological sites Three khirbats lay within 'Amqa's vicinity that contains the foundations of buildings, well-chiseled building stones, presses, and a cistern.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'Amqa
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is overgrown with wild grasses. Only the school and mosque are extant. The mosque is a stone structure surmounted with a dome. The school has a gabled roof and has been joined to some new annexes that were added by Israelis who now use the complex as a warehouse."