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Welcome To Khubbayza
District of Haifa
خبْيزة - ח'ביזה
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 29.5 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location number #40 on the map
Israeli military operation During or soon after the battle form Mishmar Ha'emek.
Israeli attacking brigade Most likely Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL) troops, which is the same terror gangs that committed several massacres against many Palestinians. See Dayr Yasin for example
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Khubbayza inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,828
Jewish 2,024
Public 2
Total 4,854
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 65 3
Area planted w/ olives 20 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,295 2,021
Built up 11 0
Cultivable 2,360 2,024
Non-Cultivable 459 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 140
1931 209
1945 290
1948 336
Est. Refugees 1998 2,066
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 42
1948 67
Archeological sites Khirbat al-Kalba (probably named after the Bedouin tribe of Bani Kalb), lay north of the village; it yielded traces of a human settlement.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"All that remains on the site is stone debris, scattered among thorny bushes, grass, and cactuses."


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