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Welcome To Barrat Qisarya
District of Haifa
برة قيسارية - ברת קיסאריה
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 15, 1948
Distance from district center 32 (km) South West of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #45 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Some unknown forces from the Haganah
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Barrat Qisarya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Town's name through history Since the village laid just outside Qisarya, the village was named Barat (meaning just outside) Qisarya.
Archeological sites Barrat Qisarya contained traces of walls, glass, marble fragments, and pottery fragments in the sand dunes.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Or 'Aqiva & Qesarya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Piles of rubble and stone from the last remaining group of houses (which were destroyed shortly before the research team's visit) lie in one of the squares of the town of Or 'Aqiva. While most of the village families now reside in the West Bank, a few families (including the family of the former mukhtar, or village headman) remained, building new houses about 0.5 km north of the original site."


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