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Marus ماروس - מארוס -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Marus Village - Palestine: : The ruins of destroyed Palestinian houses, and in the olive grove in the background
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 26, 1948
Distance from district center 7 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 450 (meters)
Map location See location number #45 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Israeli attacking brigade Sheva' Brigade
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely obliterated
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Marus was mostly ethnically cleansed on 28th of May 1948 as a result of psychological warfare. By 30th of October 1948, the village was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,181
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 3,183
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 108
Area planted w/ olives 53
Planted W/ Cereal 903
Built up 8
Cultivable 1,011
Non-Cultivable 2,164
before occupation
Year Population
1922 45
1931 59
1945 80
1948 93
Est. Refugees 1998 570
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 12
1948 18
Water supplies The spring of 'Ayn Abu Zamla supplied the village with its water needs.
Archeological sites The village contained a synagogue, which functioned as such from the 7th-12th centuries
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 contains some olive and fig trees as well as stones from ruined homes. The surrounding land is used for grazing