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Kafr Sabt كفر سبت - כפר סבת -

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


Google Earth
Picture for Kafr Sabt Village - Palestine: : An aerial view of village, 1937
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 22, 1948
Distance from district center 10.5 (km) Southwest of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea 225 (meters)
Map location See location number #16 on the map
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Kafr Sabt was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Kafr Sabt inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,295
Jewish 5,110
Public 445
Total 9,850
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 7 0
Area planted w/ olives 4 0
Planted W/ Cereal 4,258 5,110
Built up 30 0
Cultivable 4,265 5,110
Non-Cultivable 445 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 160
19th century 300
1922 247
1931 340
1945 480
1948 557
Est. Refugees 1998 3,419
Number of houses In 1931: 71 (includes Umm al-'Alaq and 'Arab al-Mashariqa)
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Kafr Sabt by Kefar Shabtay, and the Crusades called it Cafarsset.
Archeological sites The village contains many khirbas, including Khirbat Umm al-'Alaq and khirbat Damiya.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Sde nan, Sharon, and Ilaniyya
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Piles of stone and stone terraces provide the main indications that the village once occupied the site. Cactuses and a few scattered trees grow among the rubble on the village site. The lands around the site are planted in grain, fruit trees, and almond trees