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Welcome To Iqrit
District of Acre
إقرت - איקרית
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 1, 1948
Distance from district center 25.5 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 550 (meters)
Map location See location number #6 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Israeli attacking brigade 'Oded Brigade
Refugees' migration route Some of the refugees were bused to Lebanon, to al-Rashedyah refugee camp, and the rest were bused al-Rama, 20 km south.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Iqrit was mostly destroyed with the exception of the village church. However, it requires renovations, any volunteers guys!
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis In November 1948, Iqrit was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 21,711
Jewish 0
Public 3,011
Total 24,722
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 458
Area planted w/ olives 80
Planted W/ Cereal 1,888
Built up 68
Cultivable 2,346
Non-Cultivable 22,308
before occupation
Year Population
1596 374
19th century 100
1931 339
1945 490
1948 568
Est. Refugees 1998 3,491
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 50
1948 83
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Iqrit by Acref.
Schools A private elementary school which was administrated by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
Religious institutions Big Greek Orthodox church remain standing, see Pictures section for details.
Archeological sites Iqrit contains mosaic floors, remains of a wine press, rock-hewn tombs, cisterns, and granite implements. The village also has many other archaeological sites in its vicinity.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Shomera, Even Menachem, Goren, Gomot ha-Galil, & Yoqrat
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The only extant landmark is the Greek Catholic church a stone structure with a flat roof from which a rectangular belfry rises. It has a rectangular doorway with a decorative round arch and carvings atop the lintel."