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Welcome To Suhmata - سحماتا (סוחמאתא)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Suhmata Village - Palestine: : Suhmata in the early 1950s before destruction
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district 25 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 600 (meters)
Map location See location #17 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Hiram
Attacking Units Golani Brigade's First Battalion
Defenders Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Suhmata was mostly destroyed with the exception of the nearby Crusaders castle.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Suhmata inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,572
Jewish 0
Public 7,484
Total 17,056
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,901
Area planted w/ olives 2,110
Planted W/ Cereal 3,290
Built up 135
Cultivable 5,191
Non-Cultivable 11,730
Year Population
19th century 400
1922 632
1931 796
1945 1,130
1948 1,311
Est. Refugees 1998 8,050
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 175
1948 288
Town's name through history The Crusaders referred to Suhmata in a similar way they referred to the nearby castle Samueth.
Schools Two schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1886, and the 2nd was an Agricultural School, founded during the British Mandate period.
Religious institutions One mosque and one church.
Water supply Suhmata had two rain-fed pools, which provided water for irrigation.
Archeological sites The village contained a Crusader castle, known as 'Samueth', which was later rebuilt by al-Thahir al-Umar. He was the first independent Palestinian ruler, who controlled northern Palestine during the late 18th Century. It also shows the remains of a Byzantine church.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Tzuri'el and Chosen
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is covered with debris and broken walls from fallen stone houses, all of which are scattered among the olive trees that grow there. A castle and a wall that were probably built by the Crusaders still stand."

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