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Welcome To al-Ghabisiyya - الغابسية (אל-ע'אבסיה)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Ghabisiyya Village - Palestine: : The village's mosque. Note that it was recently fenced by the Israeli authority to keep the refugees from praying inside the ruined mosque.
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district 11.5 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location #15 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Ben-Ami
Attacking Units Carmeli Brigade
Defenders Local militia
Refugees' migration route Many of Ghabisiyya inhabitants were expelled to the upper Galilee until the whole region fell at the end of October 1948, soon after that they were on the move again to Lebanon.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction al-Ghabisiyya was mostly destroyed with the exception of its mosque.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis In February 1949, al-Ghabisiyya inhabitants, and some from the nearby villages of al-Shayskh Dawoud & al-Shaykh Danunn, were completely ethnically cleansed to Lebanon.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,771
Jewish 0
Public 17
Total 11,786 (includes al-Shayskh Dawoud #amp; al-Shaykh Danunn)
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,371
Planted W/ Cereal 6,633
Built up 58
Cultivable 8,004
Non-Cultivable 3,724
Year Population
19th century 150
1922 427
1931 470
1945 1,240
1948 1,438
Est. Refugees 1998 8,833
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 125
1948 382
Schools One school which was founded by the Ottomans in 1886.
Religious institutions One mosque which remains standing, but it needs renovations guys?
Archeological sites The village contains many caves that were used as burial places and the remains of a large Canaanite town.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
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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 only landmark that remains is the mosque-a domed, stone structure, with arched doors and windows and decorative arches in the interior.The debris of houses, terraces, and the village cemetery can be seen amidst a thick forest of cypress trees that was planted on the village site and part of the land. Cactuses also grow on the site."

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