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Welcome To al-'Abisiyya - العابسية (אל-עאבסיה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-'Abisiyya Village - Palestine: : العبسي نهر بانياس
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 29, 1948
Distance from district 28.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location #15 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
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis al-'Abisiyya was ethnically cleansed as a result of a psychological warfare on the 25th of May 1948.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,671
Jewish 1,257
Public 501
Total 15,429
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 4 0
Irrigated & Plantation 6,390 231
Planted W/ Cereal 2,830 509
Built up 17 40
Cultivable 9,224 740
Non-Cultivable 4,931 477
Year Population
19th century 70
1931 609
1945 1,510 (290 Jewish)
Number of houses In (1931): 123
Nearby wadies & rivers The village close to the Banyas River.
Water supply The village used the water of Banyas River for irrigation, and several nearby springs were used for drinking water.
Archeological sites The village contained the following khirbas:- Tall al-Sakhina, Tall al-Shari'a, and al-Shaykh Ghannam
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
'Amir , Sde Nechemya, and Kefar Szold
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, all that remains of the village:
No trace of the village remains. The site is covered with grass, shrubs, and a few scattered trees

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