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Suba صوبا - צובא -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Suba Village - Palestine: : Suba's Remains.
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 13, 1948
Distance from district center 10 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location number #11 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 Suba was mostly destroyed with the exception few deserted and partially destroyed houses.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Suba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans (hamolas) Suba was controlled by the powerful Abu Ghawsh family in the mid 19th century.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,082
Jewish 15
Public 5
Total 4,102
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,435 11
Area planted w/ olives 150 0
Planted W/ Cereal 712 0
Built up 16 0
Cultivable 2,147 11
Non-Cultivable 1,924 4
before occupation
Year Population
1596 369
1922 307
1931 434
1945 620
1948 719
Est. Refugees 1998 4,417
Number of houses In (1931): 110 (includes Dayr 'Amr)
Town's name through history During the Roman period Suba was referred to by Soba or Sobetha.
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Ibrahim.
Archeological sites The Abu Ghawsh family constructed a fort in Suba within the walls of the Crusader fortress. This fort, along with the walls of the Crusade fortress, were destroyed by the Egyptian General, Ibrahim Pasha, during the Egyptian champaign in Palestine in 1832.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kibbutz Tzova and a school called Yedida.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Many of the village buildings still stand; some have walls missing or are without roofs. Arched doorways and gates define the facades of these houses. A number of houses, however, are almost completely destroyed, with only the bases of their walls still standing. At an archaeological site that was recently excavated, a large stone gate and walls were unearthed. The remnants of the Crusader fortress are present on the site


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
mazen_055 - -
نعيم رمان - -
مقدسي مشتاق رمان عمان, الأردن
صامد الفقيه فلسطين
باسل نمر جبران عمان, الاردن
ابراهيم عوض الله الفقيه الفقيه عمان, الاردن
moh_d Elian عليان _ الفقيه -
ayhm007 Jubran -
ابو علأ رمان فلسطين, فلسطين
فراس سامي رمان رمان العاصمه, الاردن
ابن الصوباني فلسطين - -
محمود خليل رمان رمان عمان, الاردن
suba1976 - Jordan, Jordan
Ahmad Hammad نصرالله الشارقة
عمار رمان غزة, فلسطين
rouman romman amman, jordan
نزار رمان رمان عمان
Muwafak Nasrallah Nasrallah Amman, Jordan
Ahmad .M .Romman Romman Texas, U.S.A
محمد محمد رمان - القدس, فلسطين
موون لايت rumman كوانزو
رمانكو رمان عمان
سامي رمان رمان الاردن, الاردن
معتز عصفور رمــــــان -
ابو مصطفى رمان عين رافا
الحاج ابو رويد رمان عمان
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ش. م. زيدان الشارقه, الامارات
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