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Welcome To 'Arab al-Safa - عرب الصفا (ערב א-צפא)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district 7.5 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -225 (meters)
Map location See location #25 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Gideon
Attacking Units Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction 'Arab al-Safa was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Arab al-Safa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,549
Jewish 2,523
Public 2,446
Total 12,518
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 49
Irrigated & Plantation 0 14
Planted W/ Cereal 8,371 2,460
Cultivable 8,371 2,523
Non-Cultivable 1,624 0
Year Population
1922 225
1922 225
1931 540
1945 650
1948 754
Est. Refugees 1998 4,630
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 108
1948 150
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated close to Wadi al-Shaykh Mahmud.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on 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:
"Three palm trees stand on the village site. The surrounding lands are used for growing wheat."

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