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District of Safad
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Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 20, 1949
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #64 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion and 'Oded Brigade
Village defenders Syrian Army
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis The village has been completely ethnically cleansed by between 1949-1956.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 52
Jewish 2,407
Public 13
Total 2,472
Inhabitants place of origin In 19th century, Turkish and Kurdish nomads were encamped in the village.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was nearby Wadi Shahyan.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Machanayim is nearby village lands
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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 covered with stone rubble, grass, thorns, and a few cypress trees. There is a cow shed near the site. The cemetery is now used by the Bedouin of the nearby village of Tuba

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