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Welcome To Kirad al-Baqqara - كراد البقارة (כיראד אל-בקארה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Kirad al-Baqqara Village - Palestine: : kirad el baqqara abu rish hill
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 22, 1948
Distance from district 11 (km) North West of Safad
Elevation from the sea 125 (meters)
Map location See location #53 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 Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only the rubble of destroyed houses left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis In 1956, the DMZ's 2,200 inhabitants have been terrorized into fleeing to Syria.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2, 141
Jewish 121
Public N/A
Total 2,262
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 60 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,961 121
Cultivable 2,021 121
Non-Cultivable 120 0
Year Population
1931 245
1945 360
1948 418
Est. Refugees 1998 2,565
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 54
1948 92
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi Mushayrifa ran between the two Kirad villages (al-Ghannama and al-Baqqara)
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Gadot and Mishmar ha-Yarden
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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 village site is littered with rubble, piles of stones, and fragments of houses. Grass, Christ's-thorn trees, and cactuses grow throughout the site

Bibliography and References

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Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
محسن يوسف خلف خليفة خلف دمشق - مخيم سبينة , سوريا
الباز - -
zuhdi albakara aljalel, aljalel
ابو مازن اكراد البقارة دمشق
Atef Azaiza Azaiza -
nasser al kalla - qatar, qatar
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