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Welcome To Abil al-Qamh - آبل القمح (אבל אל-קמח)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Abil al-Qamh Village - Palestine: : صورة نادرة للقرية ابل القمح 1947
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 10, 1948
Distance from district 32 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 350 (meters)
Map location See location #1 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Attacking Units The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis As a result of a campaign of psychological warfare on the 10th of May 1948, the village was completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,116
Jewish 1,327
Public 172
Total 4,615
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 299 3
Area planted w/ olives 6 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,537 1,320
Built up 13 0
Cultivable 2,836 1,323
Non-Cultivable 439 4
Year Population
1596 143
1931 229
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 58
1948 97
Town's name through history The village was also known by the name of Abil al-Mayya because of it abundant water sources
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The village site is overgrown with grasses and weeds. A grove of trees stands in the northeast corner and stones from destroyed houses are strewn throughout the site. The surrounding land is used as pasture

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