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'Arab al-Samniyya عرب السمنيه - ערב א-סמניה -

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Arab al-Samniyya Village - Palestine: : House rubble at 'Arab al-Samniyya
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district center 19.5 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #8 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Israeli attacking brigade 'Arab al-Samniyya was attacked by units drawn from four different Israeli brigades (Sheva', Carmeli, Golani, and 'Oded).
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Arab al-Samniyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,872
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 1,872
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 22
Planted W/ Cereal 174
Cultivable 196
Non-Cultivable 1,676
before occupation
Year Population
1945 200
1948 232
Est. Refugees 1998 1,425
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ya'ara
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only the stone rubble of houses, crumbling walls, and a few roofs remain of the village buildings."