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al-Sammu'i السموعي - א-סמועי -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Sammu'i Village - Palestine: : خارطة توزيع المنازل ، أنقر الخارطة لتكبيرها - 1948
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 4 (km) West of Safad
Elevation from the sea 675 (meters)
Map location See location number #68 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Hiram
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, with the exception of some sections of stone walls, a well, and a canal
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis The village has been mostly ethnically cleansed on 12th of May 1948
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,713
Jewish 0
Public 5422
Total 15,135
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 422
Area planted w/ olives 170
Planted W/ Cereal 4,204
Built up 27
Cultivable 4,626
Non-Cultivable 10,482
before occupation
Year Population
1596 308
19th century 200
1922 173
1931 213
1945 310
1948 360
Est. Refugees 1998 2,208
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 39
1948 65
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Shaykh Muhammad al-'Ajami
Nearby wadies & rivers The village had number of springs terminated into a water tank
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Shammay and Amirim
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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 deserted. All that remains of the buildings are some sections of stone walls, a well, and a canal