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al-Zuq al-Tahtani الزوق التحتاني - א-זוק א-תחתאני -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Zuq al-Tahtani Village - Palestine: : East of the industrial zone - north of Kiriat Shmona
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district center 30 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #9 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 Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only one house still standing.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis The village has been ethnically cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on the 11th of May 1948.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,368
Jewish 1,630
Public 636
Total 11,634
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 5,547 1,386
Planted W/ Cereal 2,145 223
Built up 39 0
Cultivable 7,692 1,609
Non-Cultivable 2,273 21
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 100
1931 626
1945 1,050
1948 1,218
Est. Refugees 1998 7,480
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 137
1948 266
Water supplies The villagers drew water for domestic use from a nearby wadi and also operated several water-powered mills.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt Hillel
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Only one house remains; it is made of stone and serves as an office for an airstrip. The grass and wild vegetation that cover the site are mowed. Tall al-Wawiyat is being excavated at the southern edge of the site, and a fenced-in area, containing a large number of cactuses and tall eucalyptus trees, lies west of the tell. A new airstrip is under construction northeast of the village site


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