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Welcome To al-Zeeb - الزيب (א-זיב)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Zeeb Village - Palestine: : General view of al-Zeeb and its beach looking north, NOTE Ra's al-Naqura on the far left, 2000
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 14, 1948
Distance from district 13.5 (km) North of Acre
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #9 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Ben Ami
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction In December 1948, al-Zeeb was mostly destroyed with the exception of the village mosque and one house only.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Zeeb inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,438
Jewish 0
Public 169
Total 12,607
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2,972
Irrigated & Plantation 1,989
Area planted w/ olives 2,000
Planted W/ Cereal 4,425
Built up 62
Cultivable 9,386
Non-Cultivable 3,159
Year Population
1596 875
19th century 400
1931 1,059
1945 1,910
1948 2,216
Est. Refugees 1998 13,606
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 251
1948 525
Town's name through history Canaanite referred to al-Zeeb by Akzib (trickster), the Romans called it Ecdippa, and the Crusaders identified it either by Casal Lambertie or Imbert.
Schools al-Zeeb had an elementary school which was founded by the Ottomans in 1882.
Notable people from town The famous 18th century Muslim scholar and judge Abu 'Ali al-Zeebi was born in the village.
Religious institutions The village has one mosque, which remained intact to this date. It was renovated and now is being used as Tourist attraction!
Archeological sites al-Zeeb contains foundations of buildings, floors, a cistern, and rock-carved tools. In addition, it has six nearby khirbas within its boundaries.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Kibbutz Gesher ha-Ziv, Sa'ar, and Leman.
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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:
"All that remains of the village is the mosque, which has been restored for tourism, and the house of the mukhtar (the village head) Husayn , Ataya, which is now a museum. The house is relatively large and made of masonry. The stone mosque has a dome and a large decorative arch on the front facade."

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Nazih Ataya UAE, UAE
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Nadeem Shakh Taha - Riyadh, KSA
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