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al-Qabu القبو - אל-קבו -

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Qabu Village - Palestine: : Underground structure, Tariq Bakri
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 22, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 775 (meters)
Map location See location number #36 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation ha-Har
Israeli attacking brigade Sixth Battalion of Har'el Brigade
Village defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, Jordanian Army, and some ALA and local Palestinian militia.
Refugees' migration route al-Qabu's inhabitants were either ethnically cleansed or fled towards Bethlehem and the Hebron hills.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Qabu was mostly destroyed (in the second half of 1949) with the exception of the mosque and the cemetery.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Qabu inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,801
Jewish 0
Public 5
Total 3,806
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 436
Area planted w/ olives 30
Planted W/ Cereal 1,233
Built up 12
Cultivable 1,669
Non-Cultivable 2,125
before occupation
Year Population
1922 129
1931 192
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 31
1948 48
Town's name through history During the Roman period al-Qabu was referred to by Qobi.
Religious institutions One Mosque (remain standing)
Shrines/maqams A shrine of al-Shaykh Ahmad al-'Umari (still standing)
Water supplies Several springs including 'Ayn Tuz and 'Ayn al-Bayda, plus three wells behind the mosque (still functioning and you are welcome to drink if you wish!).
Archeological sites al-Qabu contained artifacts including the ruins of a Crusade church, an old water canal, and a couple of khirbas.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Mevo Betar
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site abounds in the ruins and remains of the houses, and contains olive, almond, and pine trees. The village cemetery is visible on the southeastern edge of the site. Seven graves can be seen; bones are visible in some of the open ones. The village mosque still stands, abandoned and neglected; in the courtyard of the mosque, there is an artificial pool equipped with steps, and behind the mosque there are three wells. The shrine of Shaykh al-'Umari stands next to an old network of irrigation canals. A set of stone stairs leads down to the arched entrance of the ancient spring of 'Ayn al-Qabu. Much of the surrounding land has been covered by a forest planted by Israel


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
علي المشني - عمان
صهيب المشني المشني عمان
asem abu yabes abu yabes بيت لحم
نظام أبويابس أبو يابس بيروت, لبنان
فتحي ابونصار - عمان
موسى أبونصار أبونصار الكرك - الاردن
AseR AL-7oRiA Abu Yabes - ابو يابس bethlehem, Palestine`
wajdi2k ابو عالية -
سهاد أبو يابس - -
محمد موسى أبو نصار أبو نصار -
نائل ابوغلوس ابوغلوس عمان, الاردن
الحوت - -
محمد ابو عالية المقابلين, الاردن
احمد ابوعالية ابوعالية عمان, الاردن
abuothman ابونصار jordan, jordan
صالح ابو عالية - فلسطين, مخيم الدهيشة
محمود محمد محمود ابوغلوس - -
محمد الأزرق الأزرق -
عثمان ابوغلَوس - -
منذر ابوغلوس ابوغلوس عمان
ayman abughalous amman, jordan
الشيخ احمد عبيد الله الاردن
abuaya almashni amman
المختار الجديد 2008 أبونصار -
احمد ابوعوض ابوعوض -
Adam abeidallah عبيدالله -
محمد عادل جميل أبو يابس أبو يابس عمان, الأردن
محمود ابو نصار ابو نصار بيت جالا, فلسطين
عماد جميل احمد أبويابس أبويابس Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Mohammed abu yabes - -
hussam abu yabes ابو يابس -
rami abu yabes abu yabes amman, jordan
موسى أبو يابس أبو يابس -
حامد ابوعوض عمان
belal abunassar abunassar amman, jordan
'Abeer AbouYabis AbouYabis Beirut, Lebanon
Rami Abughalous Abughalous IL, United States
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