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al-Ghazzawiyya الغزاويه - ערב אל-ע'זאויה -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district center 2 (km) East of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -250 (meters)
Map location See location number #17 on the map
Israeli military operation Gedeon Operation
Israeli attacking brigade Fourth Battalion of Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Ghazzawiyya was completely destroyed defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Ghazzawiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,323
Jewish 7,625
Public 5,460
Total 18,408
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 13 0
Irrigated & Plantation 34 744
Planted W/ Cereal 6,746 6,771
Built up 0 100
Cultivable 6,793 7,515
Non-Cultivable 3,990 10
before occupation
Year Population
1945 1,640 (620 Jewish)
1948 1,183
Est. Refugees 1998 7,266
Archeological sites The village contains the following Tell or (khirbas):- Tell al-Barta, Tell al-Husn, and Tell al-Maliha.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ma'oz Chayyim & Newe Eytan
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"No physical evidence indicates that the village ever existed"