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Welcome To al-Zawiya - الزوية (א-זאויה)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 24, 1948
Distance from district 23 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 75 (meters)
Map location See location #21 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 Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed soon after occupation.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis al-Zawiya has been ethnically cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on the 24th of May 1948
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,797
Jewish 0
Public 161
Total 3,958
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 3,593
Built up 195
Cultivable 3,593
Non-Cultivable 161
Population
Year Population
1931 590
1945 760
1948 882
Est. Refugees 1998 5,414
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 141
1948 210
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was made of two neighborhoods on both banks of an irrigation canal that drew water from the Jordan
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
The settlement of Ne'ot Mordekhay is nearby village lands.
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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:
No landmarks, rubble, or other signs of al-Zawiya remain. The site has become part of the settlement's agricultural lands, and is now covered by cotton fields

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