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Qadas قدس - קדס -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Qadas Village - Palestine: : قدس المهجرة كما تظهر يوم 3 أيار 2014
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 28, 1948
Distance from district center 17 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 245 (meters)
Map location See location number #27 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Defenders Lebanese Army & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Qadas inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,644
Jewish 3,491
Public 4
Total 14,139
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 156 165
Area planted w/ olives 286 0
Planted W/ Cereal 5,709 3,307
Built up 20 19
Cultivable 5,865 3,472
Non-Cultivable 4,763 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 319
19th century 100
1931 273
1945 390
1948 452
Est. Refugees 1998 2,778
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 56
1948 92
Water supplies Qadas draw it water supplies from a small nearby wadi which contained many springs
Archeological sites The village contained a Roman temple at the site dated to the first two centuries A.D
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Yiftach, Malkiyya, and Ramot Naftali
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Stones from the destroyed houses are strewn over the fenced-in site, and a few partially destroyed walls near the spring are visible. The flat portions of the surrounding lands are planted with apple trees; the spring provides drinking water for cattle.