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Welcome To al-Shawka al-Tahta - الشوكة التحتا (א-שוכה א-תחתא)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 14, 1948
Distance from district 31.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 175 (meters)
Map location See location #3 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
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Shawka al-Tahta inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,009
Jewish 0
Public 123
Total 2,132
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,845
Planted W/ Cereal 140
Built up 17
Cultivable 1,985
Non-Cultivable 123
Year Population
1931 136
1945 200
1948 232
Est. Refugees 1998 1,425
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 31
1948 52
Archeological sites The village contained two khirbas known by Tall al-Qadi and Khirbat al-Day'a
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Dan and Dafna
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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:
Nothing remains of al-Shawka al- Tahta. Stone rubble from destroyed houses is for the most part hidden under eucalyptus trees and wild grasses. A few cactuses grow on the site

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