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Welcome To al-Dirbashiyya - الدرباشية (א-דירבאשיה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Picture for al-Dirbashiyya Village - Palestine: : Ruins of the destroyed Palestinian village
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 10, 1948
Distance from district 20 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location #31 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
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Dirbashiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,767
Jewish 0
Public 116
Total 2,883
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 2,763
Cultivable 2,763
Non-Cultivable 120
Population
Year Population
1945 310
1948 406
Est. Refugees 1998 2,493
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Samadi
Nearby wadies & rivers The village bordered lake al-Hula
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 rubble of destroyed houses is scattered across the village site. The site also contains a segment of a cement-lined irrigation canal, and the remains of terraces in some fields

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