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al-Buwayziyya البويزية والميس - אל-בויזיה -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Buwayziyya Village - Palestine: : اثار البيوت الباقية في قرية البويزية - 16.4.2005 - تصوير : مقبولة نصار
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district center 22 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #20 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 Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Buwayziyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,226
Jewish 503
Public 891
Total 14,620
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 56 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,770 343
Built up 17 0
Cultivable 2,826 343
Non-Cultivable 11,274 160
before occupation
Year Population
1922 276
1931 318
1945 510
1948 592
Est. Refugees 1998 3,633
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 75
1948 139
Schools The village had elementary school for boys founded in 1937.
Water supplies The village had many nearby springs which provided it with drinking water.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
On the site where al-Buwayziyya once stood are the remains of destroyed houses, a few walls and terraces, and the (intact) concrete roof of one house