Statistic & Fact
Israeli occupation date
July 17, 1948
Distance from district
29 (km) North East of
Elevation from the sea
See location # 26 on the map View from satellite
Military Operation against town
Either Operation Barak or Operation Ya'ov
Third Battalion of the Giv'ati Brigade and the Ninth Commando Battalion of the Armored Brigade.
Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction
The village was
completely destroyed and only house rubble left behind.
by Israelis Karatiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Nakba land ownership
Land Ownership (Dunums)
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type
Irrigated & Plantation
Planted W/ Cereal
Est. Refugees 1998
Number of houses
Number of houses
Town's name through history
The Crusades built in Karatiyya a castle which was known by Galatie, from which it may have picked its name from.
Karatiyya had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1922, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 128 students.
wadies & rivers
Wadi al-Mufrid bordered the village from the east.
Karatiyya contained number of khirbats dating from the days of the Mamluks and the Crusades periods.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands Qomemiyyut, Nehora, and Rewacha.
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المزيد من موقع هوية
According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Piles of debris are scattered on the site, and a destroyed cemetery (partially hidden among eucalyptus trees) can be seen. An agricultural road runs through it."