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Zab'a زبعة - זבעה -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 5.5 km Northeast of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -225 (meters)
Map location See location number #14 on the map
Israeli military operation Opeartion Gideon
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely defaced
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Zab'a inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 156
Jewish 3,424
Public 388
Total 3,968
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 156 3,364
Built up 0 60
Cultivable 156 3,364
Non-Cultivable 388 0
before occupation
Year Population
1931 147
1945 170
1948 197
Est. Refugees 1998 551
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 37
1948 49
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated on Wadi Yubla or Wadi al-'Ashsha (the same wadi has two names).
Archeological sites Zab'a contains Tall Isma'il which was used by a local Bedouins tribe as a cemetery.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt Yosef & Doshe
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is covered with grass, lotus trees, and stones. Israelis have established several agricultural projects and fisheries on the village land."