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Welcome To Abu Shusha - ابو شوشة (אבו שושה)

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Abu Shusha Village - Palestine: : أبو شوشة: براعم ديرتنا يمرحون عند مدخل الخان، تصوير محمد يونس شباط 2008
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 9, 1948
Distance from district 26 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 125 (meters)
Map location See location #28 on the map

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Military Operation against town The Battle for Mishmar ha-'Emeq.
Attacking Units Combination of First Battalion of the Palmach, Carmeli and Alexandroni Brigades.
Defenders Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Many of Abu Shusha's inhabitant fled during the battle, and it was completely ethnically cleansed soon after occupation.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,883
Jewish 0
Public 3,077
Total 8,960
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 931
Area planted w/ olives 130
Planted W/ Cereal 4,939
Cultivable 5,870
Non-Cultivable 3,090
Year Population
1931 831
1945 720
1948 835
Est. Refugees 1998 5,129
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 155
1948 155
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Abu Shusha by Gaba Hippeon.
Schools Abu Shusha had an elementary school for boys.
Religious institutions One mosque
Water supply Water was available from many sources, including two nearby wadis and a spring.
Archeological sites Tel Abu Shusha, and on Abu Shusha itself contained numerous indications of a long and rich cultural past.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Mishmar ha-'Emeq occupies part of 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 only remaining sign of the village is the debris of houses, overgrown with cactuses. The grain mill is gone. On the hilly lands around the site."

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