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Welcome To Sataf - صطاف (צטאף)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Sataf Village - Palestine: : صوره يظهر فيها وقوفا من يمين الصوره(موسى محمد الجمل -فطين عويدات الجمل -يحمل داوود فيصل الجمل طفلا-هاديه فايز وقاد -زوجة فيصل عوده الجمل -من بيت سوريك -فيصل عوده الجمل -اخذت الصوره 1987 امام باب العين الكبيره المؤديه للكهف الذي تنبع منه مياه العين
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district center 10 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 600 (meters)
Map location See location number #21 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Dani
Israeli attacking brigade Har'el Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of one house next to the village spring (if it is yours, go back now and claim it).
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Sataf inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,769
Jewish 0
Public 6
Total 3,775
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 928
Area planted w/ olives 403
Planted W/ Cereal 465
Cultivable 1,393
Non-Cultivable 2,360
before occupation
Year Population
1922 329
1931 381
1945 540
1948 626
Est. Refugees 1998 3,847
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 101
1948 165
Religious institutions A monastery located south of Wadi al-Sarar called Habis Monastery.
Nearby wadies & rivers Sataf overlooked Wadi al-Sarar which is less than 1 kilometer to the east.
Water supplies The village contained two unknown springs
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:
Many half-destroyed walls still stand, and some still have arched doorways. The walls of a few houses with collapsed roofs are almost intact. A broken-down military jeep lies among the stone rubble that covers the site. The area around the village spring, which is located to the east next to the ruins of a rectangular stone house, has been turned into an Israeli tourist site. A Jewish family has settled on the west side of the village, and has fenced in some of the village area


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