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Welcome To Ghuraba - غرابة (ע'וראבה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 28, 1948
Distance from district 22 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location #25 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 rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Ghuraba inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,935
Jewish 478
Public 40
Total 3,453
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,928 478
Cultivable 2,928 478
Non-Cultivable 47 0
Population
Year Population
1931 124
1945 220
1948 255
Est. Refugees 1998 1,567
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 27
1948 55
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 stones of ruined houses are strewn across the fenced in site. Segments of a few stone walls still stand

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