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Karraza, Khirbat خربة كرازة -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Israeli occupation date May 4, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) South East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #72 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed with the exception of al-Shaykh Ramadan's shrine.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Karraza, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Number of houses In 1948, the village had at least 15 houses
Town's name through history During biblical times the village was known by Khorazin
Inhabitants place of origin Khirbat Karraza was populated by the Zanghariyya Bedouin tribe; whom were members of the Sawalima branch of this tribe
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local Muslim saint, al-Shaykh Ramadan (still standing)
Archeological sites A synagogue was built in the village some time 3rd century A.D., but it was later destroyed some time in the 4th century.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Khorazin and Amnon
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Town Today

The site serves as an archaeological and tourist area. Some village houses still stand, together with the remains of other houses. One of the old houses has been renovated. Also remaining is the tomb of Shaykh Ramadan, around which the village shrine had been built. The tomb is collapsing and the building in which it was housed no longer exists. It is surrounded by large carob trees.