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District of Baysan
الفاتور - אל-פאתור
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 11.5 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea (-225) (meters)
Map location See location number #29 on the map
Israeli military operation Gidion Operation
Israeli attacking brigade Most likely Golani Brigades
Defenders Arab Liberation Army
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Fatur was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis In mid February 1948, al-Fatur inhabitants were mostly terrorized and displaced out of their homes by the racist Zionists.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 709
Jewish 0
Public 20
Total 729
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 709
Cultivable 709
Non-Cultivable 20
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 66
1945 110
1948 128
Est. Refugees 1998 784
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 16
1948 31
Town's name through history The village was also known by al-Shaykh al-Fatur too.
Water supplies The village still has the spring of al-Fatur which used to supply it with drinking water.
Archeological sites The village has two khirbas: the 1st is Shaykh al-Fatur and the 2nd Shaykh Radgha.
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:
"The village has been destroyed and the surrounding land has been planted in wheat by the Israeli colony of Mechola (see photo). The rubble of structures from Shaykh al-Fatur is overgrown with thorns and doum palm trees. The spring of al-Fatur lies immediately to the north of the rubble."

 

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