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Welcome To al-Fatur - الفاتور (אל-פאתור)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Fatur Village - Palestine: : تل الردغة تاريخ الصورة 26/10/2007
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district 11.5 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea (-225) (meters)
Map location See location #29 on the map

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Military Operation against town Gidion Operation
Attacking Units 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 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.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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 supply 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
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:
"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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