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al-Qubayba القبيبة - אל-קביבה -

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Qubayba Village - Palestine: : زيارة القبية august 2013
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 28, 1948
Distance from district center 24 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #15 on the map
Israeli military operation Third stage of Operation Yo'av
Defenders Egyptian Army
Israeli acts of terror Thirty five people, including women and children, were massacred in the al-Dawayima caves few days after village occupation.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely defaced
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Some refugees were sheltered in al-Dawayima's caves, and some of them were killed during the al-Dawayima's massacre.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,801
Jewish 0
Public 111
Total 11,912
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ olives 44
Planted W/ Cereal 8,109
Built up 35
Cultivable 8,109
Non-Cultivable 3,768
before occupation
Year Population
1596 182
1922 646
1931 800
1945 1,060
1948 1,230
Est. Refugees 1998 7,551
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 141
1948 216
Town's name through history The Crusader referred to al-Qubayba by Deirelcobebe.
Schools One elementary school
Religious institutions One Mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi Ghufr overlooked the village.
Water supplies The village had two wells located to the northwest and the southwest, which used to provide al-Qubayba with its drinking water nneds.
Archeological sites al-Qubayba has an important archeological site known by Tall al-Duwayr (anceint Lachish) which was excavated several times by the British Mandate and Israeli authorities.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Lakhish
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Bibliography and References

Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is marked only by cactuses and a handful of olive trees."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Omar Abu Awwad (hussein branch) Massachusetts, United States
يعقوب محمد ابرهيم ابو عواد - عمان
وليد علي شحادة ابو عواد شحادة Amman, Palestine
Khaled Nabhan Nabhan Blekinge, Blekinge
وليد الدغيلي الدغيلي عمان, الاردن
walid0038 - عمان, الاردن
ابو محمد ابو عواد الاردن
خالد ابوعواد المنامه, البحرين
أنس الصبايحة الصبايحة إربد
محمد سليمان حسين -
ابو ثائر نبهان -
عبد الحافظ ابو عواد خضر عمان, الاردن
المهندس محمد احمد سلمان سلمان الاردن, الاردن
khaled alawwadi ابو عواد عمان, الأردن
mohannad abuawwad -
بسمه علي الاردن, الاردن
خضر ابو عواد - رومانيا
Bilal Al haj Ahmad Al haj Ahmad Amman, Jordan
rawan abu awwad ابو عواد irbid
Bilal Nassar Nassar Saudia Arabia
طلب اسماعيل abu awad jordan, jordan
hanan abuawwad - الاردن
doaa11_m8 العواوده عمان
Lina Abu-Awwad Al-7aj Ahmad Amman, Jordan
ibrahim awwad - -
محمد ابوعواد الصبايحه عمان, الاردن
yousef - -
Abo ahmad Abo awwad عمان, الاردن
ahmad khalil الحاج احمد عمان, الاردن
Barhoom Ahmad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
wajeeh - -
Emad Esmail Saleh -
Khaldoun Khaled Abu Awwad Abu Awwad Irbed, Alramtha
Khalid Abu Awad Shehadeh Riyadh, KSA
Ned AbuAwwad - amman, Jordan
Fawwaz Abu-awwad Kansas , USA
Hani Abu Awwad - -
Khader Abu-Awwad Ali -
Ahmad Abu-Awwad Shihadeh Holland
Emad Esmail Abu Awwad Jordan, Jordan
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