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Welcome To Safsaf - صفصاف (צפצאף)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Safsaf Village - Palestine: : General View Of Safsaf Immediatly after the Massacre, Oct. 31st 1948
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 29, 1948
Distance from district 7 (km) North West of Safad
Elevation from the sea 750 (meters)
Map location See location #50 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Hiram
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Israeli acts of terror The massacre of 70 blind folded men, also three cases of rape, including the rape of 14 year old girl. The girl was raped while getting water for the soldiers
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses (some are inhabited by Jewish settlers)
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Safsaf inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Terminating refugee camps

The people of Safsaf were mostly ethnically cleansed Lebanon, however, some made it to Syria:
Nahr El-Bared, Burj Al-Barajneh, Badawi, Ein Al-Helweh, Sabra/Shatila, Ghoro-Ba'labak, Wihdat (Amman-Jordan), Ein Elma, Burj Al-Shamali, Tal Al-Za'atar, Yarmouk (Syria), & Homs (Syria).
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Village clans

So far we are aware of the following clans: 
Edghaim, Zaghmout, Shryadeh, Younis, Hamad, Obaid, AlSalih, Kurdyeh, Farhood, Zaidan, Horani, Sabha, Dea'bess, Mera'i, Hamzeh/Souss, Jookh, Hlaihel, Khalil Hasan, Abulkull, al-Qadri, and Balsheh.
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Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,344
Jewish 0
Public 2,047
Total 7,391
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 769
Area planted w/ olives 488
Planted W/ Cereal 2,586
Built up 62
Cultivable 3,355
Non-Cultivable 3,974
Year Population
1596 138
19th century 100
1922 521
1931 662
1945 910
1948 1,056
Est. Refugees 1998 6,483
Number of houses In (1931): 124, and according to Mohammad Edghaim's research Safsaf had 214 houses in 1947.
Town's name through history The Romans referred to the village by safsofa.
Schools Safsaf had an elementary school for boys founded during the British Mandate period.
Religious institutions One mosque and the shrine of al-Ajami located in the southern borders of Safsaf.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
ha-Shahar and Bar Yochay
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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:
The site is overgrown with grass and scattered trees among which can be seen a few terraces and piles of stones from destroyed houses. A few houses are inhabited by Israelis

Bibliography and References

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Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Siraj Youness Youness Michigan , USA
عبدالكريم يونس - الكويت
Nader El Hourani Hourani -
Ziad Younis Younis MA, USA
nisheh abu aisheh west bank, palestine
Khaled Younes Younes -
Labid Afif Ahmad Taleb Mohammad Hamad Hamad Abo Swaid -
رائف خالد - -
mohammad shreidi shreidi doha, qatar
Husam M Edghaim Edghaim Amman
Abu Hamad Hamad Doha, Qatar
ahmad slaeh - -
Nidal حمد Norway, Norway
Ibrahim Kayed - -
Ali Zagmout Ein Alhelweh Saida, Lebanon
MyQ89 - Doha, 009745430978
ashraf Hourani حوراني Lebanon
Ali Charida Shreidi KY, USA
Ab_Khalil zaghmout damascus- syria
abo mohamed kurdiya skهne, sweden
hamzeh khalid saleh saleh saida, lebanon
Hussam Chreidah Chreidah Ontario, Canada
Mohammed Bassem Shraidi Shraidi south, Lebanon
Sami mohd Zaghmout Zaghmout Doha, Qatar
Rawan Zaghmout Zaghmout Doha - Qatar
okasha salman -
mohamad hourani hourani saida
Manar Younis Younis -
Raghida Younis Younis MA, USA
hks صالح saida, lebanon
Ahmads Younes United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Ibrahim Chakeeb Chriedie - UAE
CHADI KAYED - dk, danmark
merei - -
Fouad Edaeibes - Alberta, Canada
Rami Zaghmout - Qatar, Qatar
ahmed zaghmout - -
hadeel zaghmout - Doha, Qatar
Nawaf Zaghmout Zaghmout Bahrain
Mona Younis YOUNIS Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abdulrahman Zaghmout Zaghmout Doha, Qatar
Abu ez-zane Hamad -
Rami Afif Ahmad Talib Mohamad Hamad Hamad Abo Swaid Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
ghassan yousef -
Rihab Charida Charida NSW, AUSTRALIA
Ali Mohammed Kurdieh Kurdyeh UAE
abu atta deaibes abu dhabi, uae
haysam obeid obeid windsor, canada
khaled zaghmout zaghmout Ontario, Canada
Mohammad Ahmad ALSheraidy - Ontario, Canada
mohammed zaghmout - -
IHAB KAYED the Lebanon , Lebanon
sofsafi shreidi tx, usa
Mohd Hassan Hamad Hamad Lebanon, Lebanon
ma7moud ed-ghaim dammam, saudi arabia
Ali Husain Ali Hamad Hamad Sharjah, UAE
Jullanar Shriedeh - AbuDhabi
fadi el-saleh el-salah south of lebanon, lebanon
Emad Zaghmout Zaghmout -
abdulraman nizar Zaghmout Zaghmout qatar, Qatar
hassan sabha sabha -
Abo omar Sabha Sweden, Sweden
Hassan El Hanoun - Saida, Lebanon
Ousama Zaghmout Zaghmout USA
IBRAHIM AWAD SALEH - sidon, lebanon
Tarek Saleh Saleh ohio, United States
Ibrahim awad Saleh - sidon, lebanon
omar hamad - uae, uae
meirna edghaim - -
Manar Kabrawi - Abu Dhabi, UAE
wassem shridh shridh lebanon, nbc
kurdie KURDIEH lebanon, lebanon
Sheikh ali alkadry - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
el-hourani el-hourani united arab emirates, united arab emirates
mohamad sabha south of lebanon, lebanon
Abo Jakub Hamad Oslo, Norway
Dua'a Younis Younis Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Haytham Obaid - -
Fouad Youssif Abdul-Rahman Tennessee, U S A
fadi kurddieh kurddieh -
hani kurdieh sofsaf -
obied obied lebanon, tripoli. nahr el bard
Khalil Saleh - -
thunder el saleh south of lebanon, lebanon
HISHAM OBEID obeid holland
moien obeid Obeid BEIRUT, Lebanon
mamoon obeid - berlen, germany
MOHD OBEID obeid tripol- naher el bared, lebanon
Hassan Younes younes -
Ayman Obeid Obeid abu dhabi, UAE
Mohamad Kurdieh Kurdieh Saida, Lebanon
khaled shreidi - montreal, canada
TAREK KURDIEH - montreal, canada
Ahmad Hamad Hamad Montreal, Canada
Mohammad Abdallah Edghaim Edghaim -
Ali Zeidan - -
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