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Welcome To Qaddita
District of Safad
قدّيتا - קדיתא
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district center 5 (km) Northwest of Safad
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location number #52 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 Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the village cemetery and rubble from destroyed houses
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Qaddita was mostly ethnically cleansed, some villagers were allowed to stay in 'Akbara (Safad).
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,440
Jewish 0
Public 1
Total 2,441
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 150
Area planted w/ olives 77
Planted W/ Cereal 1,452
Built up 31
Cultivable 1,602
Non-Cultivable 808
before occupation
Year Population
1596 149
19th century 200
1922 110
1931 170
1945 240
1948 278
Est. Refugees 1998 1,710
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 32
1948 52
Town's name through history Qaddita may have been a corruption of the Syriac word Kaddisha meaning
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kadita is the nearest to the village. Sifsofa and Dalton settlements are nearby the village.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
All that remains are tombs from the cemetery and stone rubble from the destroyed homes.