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al-Sanbariyya السنبرية - א-סנבריה -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 31.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #5 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely obliterated on the orders of the Jewish National Fund official Yosif Witz
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Sanbariyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,284
Jewish 198
Public 50
Total 2,532
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 539 44
Planted W/ Cereal 1,739 154
Cultivable 2,278 198
Non-Cultivable 56 0
before occupation
Year Population
1931 83
1945 130
1948 151
Est. Refugees 1998 926
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 20
1948 36
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was near Wadi Hasibani
Archeological sites The village contained an important inscription, cut into a Roman column, that referred to the Roman Emperor Julian (A.D. 331-363)
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ma'yan Barukh and Dafna
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The uneven land of the site is covered by grass and trees, including some old olive trees. No sign of the village remains. The surrounding lands are cultivated by Israeli farmers


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