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Welcome To al-Zuq al-Fawqani - الزوق الفوقاني (א-זוק אל-פוקאני)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 21, 1948
Distance from district 32 (km) South East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location #2 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, only house rubble left behind
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis al-Zuq al-Fuawqani was ethnically cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on in the first half of May 1948.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,789
Jewish 0
Public 43
Total 1,832
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 503
Planted W/ Cereal 1,286
Cultivable 1,789
Non-Cultivable 43
Year Population
1945 160
1948 186
Est. Refugees 1998 1,140
Water supply The village had several springs to power a water mill.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Yuval settlement is near by 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:
The stones of destroyed homes are strewn across the site, which is overgrown with grass, thorns, and a few cactus plants. The nearby settlement of Yuval cultivates part of the surrounding land, and uses the rest as forests and grazing grounds

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