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al-Wayziyya الويزية - אל-ויזיה -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Wayziyya Village - Palestine: : The Shrine Of Shaykh al-Wayzi In 1987
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #56 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 destroyed with exception of al-Shaykh al-Wayzi shrine.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Wayziyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 0
Jewish 3,673
Public 153
Total 3,826
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 0 62
Planted W/ Cereal 0 3,611
Cultivable 0 3,673
Non-Cultivable 153 0
before occupation
Year Population
1945 100
1948 116
Est. Refugees 1998 712
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Shaykh al-Wayzi.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The settlement Machanayim is nearby village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The shrine of Shaykh al-Wayzi is the only remaining landmark. Rubble from destroyed houses is scattered over the site.