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Ma'dhar معذر - מעד'ר -

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Ma'dhar Village - Palestine: : The village site from its northern edge. Mount Tabur appears in the background, 1990
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 12.5 (km) Southwest of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #21 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Abandonment based on Arab orders
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely defaced, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Ma'dhar inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,045
Jewish 5,287
Public 334
Total 11,666
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 498 0
Area planted w/ olives 30 0
Planted W/ Cereal 5,479 5,287
Built up 63 0
Cultivable 5,977 5,287
Non-Cultivable 339 0
before occupation
Year Population
1596 94
19th century 250
1922 347
1931 359
1945 480
1948 557
Est. Refugees 1998 3,419
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 91
1948 141
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Ma'dhar by Kapharmater.
Schools Ma'dhar had a school founded which was by the Ottomans, but closed its doors during the British Mandate period.
Religious institutions One mosque
Water supplies Ma'dhar drew its water from two nearby springs to the east and west,and few artesian wells.
Archeological sites Ma'dhar contains a ruined church, a burial ground, and the ruins of a Crusade fortress called Casel de Cherio.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar Qish, Sharona, and Shadmot Devora
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site has been fenced in and is used as an Israeli grazing area. A large cluster of cactus grows in the midst of the stone rubble of houses, and there is a well, capped with a pump, in the center of the site. About 20 m to the west of the well is a drinking trough for animals. Eucalyptus, doum palm, and chinaberry trees grow on the site


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