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Welcome To al-'Ulmaniyya - العلمانية (אל-עולמאניה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-'Ulmaniyya Village - Palestine: : العلمانيه قبل النكبه
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 20, 1948
Distance from district center 14.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location number #37 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 completely destroyed soon after occupation.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis The village has been mostly ethnically cleansed and terrorized after the massacre at the nearby village of al-Husayniyya
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,169
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 1,169
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 1,135
Built up 9
Cultivable 1,135
Non-Cultivable 25
before occupation
Year Population
1596 55
1922 122
1931 432
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses In (1931): 100 (includes 'Arab al-Zubayd)
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Yesud ha-Ma'ala
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is thickly wooded with eucalyptus trees, making it difficult to discern any remains of the village. Work is proceeding on street construction for Lake al-Hula's nature preservation area. Some of the surrounding lands are cultivated, but most have either been made part of the preservation area or are marshland