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Welcome To Zakariyya - زكريا (זכריא)

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Zakariyya Village - Palestine: : قرية زكريا : صورة بعد احتلال القرية عام 1948 - مشاركة صفافي اصيل
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 23, 1948
Distance from district 25 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 275 (meters)
Map location See location #2 on the map

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Military Operation against town Either Operations ha-Har or Operation Ya'ov
Attacking Units Possibly Giv'ati Brigade's Fourth Battalion
Defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, local Palestinian militias and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Zakariyya was partially destroyed, and the all remaining houses and its mosque became the property of the Jewish National Fund and Israeli government. Some Kurdish or Khazari Jews have taken residence in some of its houses.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Zakariyya was completely ethnically cleansed on June 9th, 1950 based on the orders of Yosef Weitz, a Jewish National Fund (JNF) official. We hope that JNF will be taken to court for their terror acts one day, especially in US and Europe courts. This racist organization has been the engine behind confiscating and destroying many of the Palestinian properties to make sure Palestinians do not come back to their homes and farms.
Terminating refugee camps Many of the villagers still live in the Dihaysha and al-'Aroub Refugee Camps in the Occupied Bethlehem and Hebron districts. Few of its orginial residents became internal refugees in Israel, and some were ethnically cleansed to al-Ramla.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 15,311
Jewish 0
Public 9
Total 15,320
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 961
Area planted w/ olives 440
Planted W/ Cereal 6,523
Built up 70
Cultivable 7,484
Non-Cultivable 7,766
Year Population
1596 259
1922 682
1931 742
1945 1,180
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses In (1931): 189
Town's name through history Zakariyya was known to the Romans by Caper Zacharia.
Religious institutions One Mosque (still standing)
Water supply The villagers obtained their drinking water from two communal wells:- al-Saflani well which was drilled next to Wadi 'Ajjur, and al-Sarara well located north of the village.
Archeological sites According to the Bible David fought Goliath at Tall Zakariyya!
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Zekharya and possibly Beit Shamesh too.
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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 mosque and a number of houses, some occupied by Jewish residents and others deserted, remain on the site. Large sections of the site itself are covered with wild vegetation. The mosque is in a state of neglect and an Israeli flag is planted on top of the minaret."

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