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al-Ghubayya al-Fawqa الغبية الفوقا - אל-ע'וביה אל-פוקא -

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 8, 1948
Distance from district center 28 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #32 on the map
Israeli military operation Mishmar ha-'Emeq Battle
Israeli attacking brigade Some units drawn from the Palmach (strike force), and from the Carmeli and Alexandroni Brigades.
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Ghubayya al-Fawqa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,607
Jewish 0
Public 532
Total 12,139
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 209
Planted W/ Cereal 10,883
Cultivable 11,092
Non-Cultivable 1,047
before occupation
Year Population
1931 200
1945 1,130
Number of houses In (1931): 38 (including al-Ghubayya al-Tahta)
Schools al-Ghubayya al-Fawqa shared an elementary school (founded by the Ottomans in 1888) with the nearby villages of al-Ghubayya-al-Tahta and al-Naghnaghiyya. The school was later on closed during the British Mandate period.
Religious institutions One Mosque
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a Muslim sage known by al-Shaykh Ahmad.
Archeological sites An unexcavated archaeological site, Tel al-Asmar, lay some 300m southwest of the village borders.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Mishmar ha-'Emeq
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The debris of the houses is visible among the vegetation. One can also see a big heap of stones where the mosque once stood. The cemetery is covered with thorny plants and weeds. "


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