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Kafra كفرة - כפרה -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Kafra Village - Palestine: : Remains
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district center 10.5 (km) North of Baysan
Elevation from the sea 180 (meters)
Map location See location number #7 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Kafra inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,409
Jewish 0
Public 1,763
Total 9,172
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 36
Area planted w/ olives 83
Planted W/ Cereal 8,379
Built up 18
Cultivable 8,415
Non-Cultivable 739
before occupation
Year Population
1922 273
1931 298
1945 430
1948 499
Est. Refugees 1998 3,063
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 81
1948 135
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local religious teacher known as al-Shaykh Muhammad.
Archeological sites Kafra contains the ruins of an unknown ancient village on its lands.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Cactuses grow amid the rubble of the village. Almond, olive, and fig trees grow on the site, and a fence surrounds much of the land in the vicinity."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
حازم أبو الرب - -
Ehab Mudllal - Palestine
adel Abu Al Rub - -
mahmood mdallal - -
Qasem Al-Mdallal - -
abu ahmad modallal Abu Dhabi, UAE
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