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District of Safad
العريفية - אל-עוריפיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Israeli occupation date April 1, 1948
Distance from district center 21.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location number #28 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the water mill.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-'Urayfiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Archeological sites The village contained the remains of a masonry channel, which carried the water that powered a watermill
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village lands
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According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is deserted and overgrown with grass, thorns, a variety of trees, and cactuses. The remains of a masonry channel, which carried the water that powered a watermill, are visible

 

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