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Welcome To Qaddita - قديتا (קדיתא)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Qaddita Village - Palestine: : اراضي قديثا من الناحية الشمالية - 18/5/2003
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district 5 (km) Northwest of Safad
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location #52 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Attacking Units The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction 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).
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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
that usurped village lands
Kadita is the nearest to the village. Sifsofa and Dalton settlements are nearby the village.
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Status of The Village 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.

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