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Welcome To Mallaha - ملاحة (عرب الزبيد) (מלאחה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 25, 1948
Distance from district center 16 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #33 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Haganah 'Wispering' campaign (psychological warfare)
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Mallaha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,838
Jewish 294
Public 36
Total 2,168
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 1,761 294
Built up 20 0
Cultivable 1,761 294
Non-Cultivable 93 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 697
1931 654
1945 890
1948 1,032
Est. Refugees 1998 6,340
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 161
1948 254
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated on the northern banks of Wadi al-Barid.
Water supplies Wadi al-Barid contained the spring of 'Ayn Mallaha, which was considered to be one of the most productive springs in Palestine.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Yesud ha-Ma'ala is nearby 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 sandy hill on which the village was situated is completely overgrown with tall grass, cactuses, and weeds, as well as an assortment of fig, eucalyptus, and date-palm trees. Amidst the overgrowth, stone rubble from destroyed houses, can be seen. The surrounding land is cultivated by the settle-
ment of Yesud ha-Ma'ala


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