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Welcome To al-Zanghariyya - زحلق (الزنغرية) (א-זנע'ריה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 4, 1948
Distance from district 8.5 (km) South East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location #69 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Matate (Broom) part of Operation Yiftach
Attacking Units Some unknown brigade from the Haganah
Refugees' migration route Refugees fled eastwards into Syria.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been burned and destroyed on the 17th of June 1948.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Zanghariyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 27,856
Jewish 0
Public 62
Total 27,918
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 7,265
Cultivable 7,265
Non-Cultivable 20,653
Year Population
1922 374
1931 526
1945 840
1948 974
Est. Refugees 1998 5,984
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 97
1948 179
Town's name through history The village was named after the 'Arab al-Zanghariyya Bedouin tribe, who first used the village as a camping ground and then gradually settled on village lands.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated close to Wadi al-Ghara.
Water supply Wadi al-Ghara supplied the village with several springs
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Elifelet and the private farm of Kare Deshe
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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:
All that is left are blocks of basalt that once had been parts of twelve houses. Although the houses have been demolished, some of their walls are still standing. Near the remnants of the village houses are stone barriers that form parts of livestock enclosures.

Bibliography and References


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
الملاك الأخير الزنغري Dar3a, Syria
زنغري من سوريا - المانيا
hussein alzangaria -
ashraf - ]lar
Midhat Ali - -
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