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Welcome To 'Alma - علما (עלמא)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for 'Alma Village - Palestine: : أثار من بيوت القرية 18/5/2003
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district 10 (km) North of Safad
Elevation from the sea 675 (meters)
Map location See location #39 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Hiram
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
'Alma inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 17,240
Jewish 0
Public 2,258
Total 19,498
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 983
Area planted w/ olives 750
Planted W/ Cereal 7,475
Built up 147
Cultivable 8,458
Non-Cultivable 10,893
Year Population
1596 239
19th century 250
1922 632
1931 712
1945 950
1948 1,102
Est. Refugees 1998 6,767
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 148
1948 229
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to the village by Alme.
Water supply The village had a pool and two water tanks which provided it with its water needs.
Archeological sites 'Alma had several nearby khribas and three inscribed architectural fragments from an ancient synagogue were found on the surface of the village
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
The site is fenced-in and contains the rubble of former houses, covered with thorny grasses. One truncated stone wall with a door and two windows still stands. The land is planted with fruit trees by Israeli farmers

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