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Mughr al-Khayt مغر الخيط - מע'ר אל-ח'יט -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Mughr al-Khayt Village - Palestine: : 4/2003 بقايا جدار بالقرب من منطقة المعصرة
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 2, 1948
Distance from district center 4.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 500 (meters)
Map location See location number #59 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Mughr al-Khayt was mostly destroyed with the exception of few cement rooms remain standing.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Mughr al-Khayt inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,141
Jewish 384
Public 102
Total 6,627
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 573 0
Area planted w/ olives 540 0
Planted W/ Cereal 3,742 384
Built up 31 0
Cultivable 4,315 384
Non-Cultivable 1,897 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 94
19th century 300
1922 235
1931 343
1945 490
1948 568
Est. Refugees 1998 3,491
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 73
1948 120
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The settlements of Chatzor ha-Gelilit and Ro'sh Pinna are 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 site is overgrown with grass and cactuses and littered with stone rubble from destroyed houses. Two cement rooms, built adjacent to one another, still stand and are in relatively good condition. Of the hundreds of olive trees that once grew there, only a few remain


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