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Welcome To al-Dawwara - الدوارة (א-דוארה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 25, 1948
Distance from district 27 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location #17 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 Haganah 'Wispering' campaign (psychological warfare)
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis al-Dawwara was ethnically cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on the 25th of May 1948
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,547
Jewish 2,573
Public 170
Total 5,470
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 68 0
Irrigated & Plantation 2,135 2,095
Planted W/ Cereal 281 603
Built up 52 55
Cultivable 2,484 2,698
Non-Cultivable 181 0
Year Population
1931 552
1945 1,100 (400 Jewish)
1948 812 (400 Jewish)
Est. Refugees 1998 4,987
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 106
1948 155
Nearby wadies & rivers The village bordered three rivers that flowed into lake al-Hula: the al-Hasbani, Banyas, and Dan rivers
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Kibbutz 'Amir and Sde Nechemya
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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:
There are hardly any traces of the village left; only a few building stones at the edge of a fish pond remain on the site. The entire area has been converted into a fish hatchery

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