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Ghabbatiyya غباطية - ע'באטיה -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Ghabbatiyya Village - Palestine: : موقع القرية من الجهة الشرقية - 1/6/2003
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) North West of Safad
Elevation from the sea 875 (meters)
Map location See location number #49 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly the terror troops of Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Ghabbatiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,381
Jewish 0
Public 552
Total 2,933
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 15
Planted W/ Cereal 412
Cultivable 427
Non-Cultivable 2,506
before occupation
Year Population
1922 9
1945 60
1948 70
Est. Refugees 1998 427
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is deserted and covered with grass, a few fig trees, stones, and the ruins of stone houses. The walls of one destroyed house still stand