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al-Jawfa, Khirbat خربة الجوْفة - ח'ירבת אל-ג'ופה -

District of Jinin
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) Northeast of Jinin
Elevation from the sea -5 (meters)
Map location See location number #6 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Refugees' migration route After the fall of Baysan on the May 15th, 1948, al-Jawfa's remaining population mostly fled to the Jinin area.
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Khirbat al-Jawfa was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Jawfa, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Village lands fell mostly on the armistice line between Israel and the occupied West Bank. On the Israeli side, the settlement of Ma'ale Gilbo'a was built in 1962.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Although sections of some walls still stand, most of the former houses have been reduced to rubble. The entire area has been fenced in and is used as a grazing area for cows. A large water tank belonging to kibbutz Ma'ale Gilbo'a is on the site