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Welcome To al-Nabi Yusha' - النبي يوشع (א-נבי יושע)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Nabi Yusha' Village - Palestine: : The shrine for al-Nabi Yusha' and the remains of house rubble
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 16, 1948
Distance from district 17 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 375 (meters)
Map location See location #26 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the shrine for al-Nabi Yashoa' and few deserted village houses.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Nabi Yusha' inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,616
Jewish 0
Public 1
Total 3,617
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 640
Built up 16
Cultivable 640
Non-Cultivable 2,961
Year Population
1931 52
1945 70
1948 81
Est. Refugees 1998 499
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 12
1948 18
Religious institutions One mosque close to the shrine
Shrines/maqams The village maintained a shrine for al-Nabi Yusha' (still standing, but in need of serious renovation guys!)
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Ramot Naftali
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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 site has been fenced in with barbed wire and is buried under rubble, making access difficult. However, some evidence of the village remains: fragments of houses, tombs in the village's cemetery, and the shrine of al-Nabi Yusha'. The two domes and arched entrance of the main part of the shrine are still intact, but the thick stone walls of the rooms attached to it are broken and the entire complex of buildings is neglected

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