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Welcome To al-'Urayfiyya - العريفية (אל-עוריפיה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 1, 1948
Distance from district 21.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location #28 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the water mill.
Ethnically cleansing
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
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:
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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