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Welcome To Sabalan - سبلان (סבלאן)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Sabalan Village - Palestine: : بيت متبقي من قرية سبلان , موقع مقام النبي سبلان قرب قرية حرفيش اليوم - 1/6/2003
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 30, 1948
Distance from district 15.5 (km) West of Safad
Elevation from the sea 800 (meters)
Map location See location #48 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Hiram
Attacking Units Golani's First Battalion and Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of one house, a village well, and the shrine for al-Nabi Sabalan.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Sabalan inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,262
Jewish 0
Public 536
Total 1,798
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 144
Area planted w/ olives 65
Planted W/ Cereal 421
Built up 14
Cultivable 565
Non-Cultivable 1,219
Year Population
19th century 100
1922 68
1931 94
1945 70
1948 81
Est. Refugees 1998 499
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 18
1948 18
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams The village contained a shrine or a tomb for one al-Nabi Sabalan
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No settlements on village lands
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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:
Only one village house and a well remain. The house is now occupied by the guard and caretakers of the shrine of al-Nabi Sabalan, which stands opposite the house. New buildings have been constructed for visitors to the shrine, which is sacred to the Druze

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