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Welcome To Sufla - سفلى (סופלא)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Sufla Village - Palestine: : زيتون سفلى
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 19, 1948
Distance from district center 18.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 565 (meters)
Map location See location number #11 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation ha-Har
Israeli attacking brigade Sixth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Sufla was mostly destroyed and defaced with the exception of its cemetery.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Sufla inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 714
Jewish 0
Public 1,247
Total 2,061
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ olives 24
Planted W/ Cereal 400
Cultivable 400
Non-Cultivable 1,658
before occupation
Year Population
1922 46
1945 60
1948 70
Est. Refugees 1998 427
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 10
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Shaykh Mu'annis.
Archeological sites Sufla contains archaeological evidence of a Crusade presence.
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:
Stone rubble from houses is scattered throughout the site, which has become an open grazing area. Cave-like structures, formerly used as dwellings, also are present, and cactuses grow among the ruins and rubble. The village cemetery lies to the east of the site, and almond and olive groves cover the areas to the west and north


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