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Welcome To al-Khalisa - الخالصة (אל-ח'אלצה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Khalisa Village - Palestine: : مسجد الخالصة , الاثر الباقي للقرية , 9/10/2003
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district 28 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location #11 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 Palestinian militia
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Haganah 'Wispering' campaign (psychological warfare)
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with exception of the village school, a British Mandate government's office, and the village mosque.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Khalisa inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,773
Jewish 0
Public 507
Total 11,280
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 5,586
Planted W/ Cereal 3,775
Built up 20
Cultivable 9,361
Non-Cultivable 1,899
Year Population
1596 160
19th century 50
1931 1,369
1945 1,840
1948 2,134
Est. Refugees 1998 13,108
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 259
1948 403
Schools The village had an elementary school for boys, which used to admit students from neighboring villages.
Inhabitants place of origin al-Ghawarina clan were the original founders of the village and constituted most of the population
Local council The village had council that administered the village affairs
Religious institutions One mosque (still standing, but it needs renovations guys!)
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Qiryat Shemona
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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:
Stone rubble from the houses marks the site. The school and the Mandate government's office buildings stand abandoned, as does the village mosque and minaret. The level land surrounding the site is cultivated by the settlement of Qiryat Shemona, while the mountainous areas are either used as pastures or are wooded

Bibliography and References

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ali El-khatib El-Khatib Beirut, Lebanon
أبو عمر محمد عمر آل رميض عيسى الإبراهيم Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
قصي - دمشق
حلم فلسطينية رميض -
muhammad hamad el fryjat -
rami hamad elfrijat damascuse
Hassan Hamade - Berlin, Germany
معن ميسرة رشدي الاسعد - بغداد, العراق
ابو ربيع الدوالي berlin
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walid ahmad - beirut
Ibrahim Al - Kawsmeh Lebanon, Al-Khalsa
Iman Alkhatib - Beiruit, Lebanon
Dr Marzouk al-Gawarniya -
Husien Raad khatib lebanon, lebanon
youssef mahmoud mahamde, ghawarneh utrecht, holland
Mouhammed El-Ibrahim Alghawarna Texas, USA
freijih - canada
Khaled Ali Al Romayh Denmark, Denmark
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