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Samakh سمخ - סמח' -

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Samakh Village - Palestine: : الاثر الباقي من محطة سكة حديد سمح - 26/7/2003
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 28, 1948
Distance from district center 10 (km) Southeast of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea -200 (meter)
Map location See location number #18 on the map
Israeli military operation Golani Brigade
Village defenders Syrian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Samakh was mostly destroyed with the exception the railway station and a water reservoir
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis On march 3rd 1948, the inhabitants of Samakh were intimidated into fleeing their homes and farms by the Haganah to Nazareth, and by the end of April the town was completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,265
Jewish 8,412
Public 934
Total 18,6ll
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 264
Irrigated & Plantation 0 243
Planted W/ Cereal 8,578 7,814
Built up 261 91
Cultivable 8,578 8,321
Non-Cultivable 1,360 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 976
1931 1,865
1945 3,460
1948 4,014
Est. Refugees 1998 24,648
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 480
1948 1009
Schools Samakh had two schools, one of which was for boys and the another for girls.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Massada, Sha'ar ha-Golan, Ma'agan, & Tel Qatzir.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The only remaining village landmarks are the ruins of the railway station and a water reservoir. The settlers of Deganya 'Alef have built a public park for tourists, a gas station, and a factory on the village site. The nearby lands are cultivated


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
منذر عيسى الترعاني - ألزرقاء
طارق ابو الحج الحاج احمد درعا, سوريا
وليد جوهره جوهره اربد, اربد
ahmed chehadeh chehadeh الخضراوي -
Ameen Daqdouq Al-Daqdouq -
tiger turaani daraa
الحسون الداموني الزرقاء, الاردن
وسيم شاويش شاويش -
سامر القدس عبد العال -
ahmad ezzidin خميس -
وجدان الترعاني الترعاني amman
rami al shaweesh Irbid
سمخ ترعاني درعا
nishan - ]دمشق, سوريا
الموازى - -
موسى الترعاني الترعاني -
Hazem Hindawi Marj Al hmam, Jordan
arwa الترعاني عمان, الاردن
Samar Al khalil Alzeq Paris, France
ديمة الترعاني - -
Mmafalha Mafalha KSA, Saudi Arabia
محمد علي العايدي العايدي -
hassan tur3ani الترعاني zarqa, jordan
برهان مصطفى الترعاني الترعاني زيجيانغ, الصين
Suleiman M. Tura'ani Tura'ani Amman, +962 - 6 - 79 - 5631948
tor3ani_13 sam5 amman
Turaani Turani -
Karim Durzi - Toronto, Canada
Nayef M. Turaani الترعاني Irbed, اJordan
Monther mafalha Zarqa, Jordan
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