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Welcome To Zayta
District of Hebron
زيْتا - זיתא
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 17, 1948
Distance from district center 29 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #10 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation An-Far
Village defenders Local Palestinian militias and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Zayta was completely destroyed and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Zayta inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,127
Jewish 1,273
Public 6,090
Total 10,490
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 8,899 1,251
Built up 32 0
Cultivable 8,899 1,251
Non-Cultivable 286 22
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 165
1922 139
1931 234
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 6,839
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 44
1948 209
Nearby wadies & rivers The village stands on a hill 1 km north of Wadi Zayta.
Water supplies Drinking water was supplied by artesian wells, most of which were dug to the south of the village, near Wadi Zayta, where the underground water level was close to the surface. Another well was also located to the north.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli 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:
"There are no traces of houses; only a well, still in use, is left."

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
اسماعيل السيناوي - -
Mohammad Wajeeh Abuljoud - -
الجوهري - عمان
شاكر الدمنهورى زيتا
مصطفى ابو حماد زيتا عمان, الاردن
معاذ - عمان, عمان
اتش دبور اسعد gfdf, فلسطين
wael_abumidan abumidan jordan, amman
Mahmood Abu Samak abusamak Riyadh 11466, Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Abu Samak Abu Samak Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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