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Welcome To al-Qudayriyya - القديرية (אל-קדיריה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Qudayriyya Village - Palestine: : 18.2.2005 اثار بيت مختار القديرية خالد المعجل , تصوير : مقبولة نصار
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 4, 1948
Distance from district 6.5 (km) South of Safad
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location #75 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Matate (Sub-operation of Operation Yiftach)
Attacking Units Some troops from the Haganah and the Palmach's First Battalion
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only few structures are still standing.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Qudayriyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,487
Jewish 0
Public 0
Total 12,487
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 2,029
Cultivable 2,029
Non-Cultivable 10,458
Year Population
1922 194
1931 72
1945 390
1948 452
Est. Refugees 1998 2,778
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 14
1948 87
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Shaykh al-Rumi
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated 1 km east of Wadi al-'Amud.
Archeological sites The village had Khirbat al-Nuwayriyya which contained heaps of drafted masonry and rock-cut wine presses; these relics were a sign of Roman-Byzantine habitation.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped 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 site is overgrown with wild grass and contains rubble from destroyed houses. A few structures still stand; one of them has an arched entrance, and the concrete lining of a well also remains. The surrounding land serves as pasture

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