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Welcome To Dayshum - ديشوم (דישום)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Dayshum Village - Palestine: : انقاض القرية المدمرة #5
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district 12.5 (km) North of Safad
Elevation from the sea 600 (meters)
Map location See location #36 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Hiram
Attacking Units The terror troops of Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade (committed several massacres)
Israeli acts of terror Mostly terrorized by the news of the massacre committed by the Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade in the nearby villages of Safsaf and Jish
Refugees' migration route Villagers probably fled (or were expelled) to Lebanon
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
Dayshum inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 22,393
Jewish 0
Public 116
Total 23,044
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 611
Planted W/ Cereal 5,341
Cultivable 5,952
Non-Cultivable 17,092
Year Population
1596 50
1922 426
1931 438
1945 590
1948 684
Est. Refugees 1998 4,203
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 102
1948 159
Inhabitants place of origin The villagers were descendants of Algerian immigrants who had fought with 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri against the French colonialists in the 1830s and 1840s. These people may have with him to the region following his defeat and banishment to Damascus in 1847
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was overlooking the ridges along Wadi Fara
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Moshav Dishon
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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:
Cactuses and thorns grow on the site. The only indications of the former existence of Dayshum are piles of stones from the destroyed houses and terraces. Moshav Dishon exploits the land around the site for animal grazing and apple cultivation

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