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Welcome To al-'Ubaydiyya
District of Tiberias
العبيدية - אל-עובידיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 3, 1948
Distance from district center 11 (km) South of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea -225 (meters)
Map location See location number #20 on the map
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-'Ubaydiyya was completely destroyed, and only house rubble and the watermill left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis On March 3rd 1948, the inhabitants of al-'Ubaydiyya were intimidated into fleeing their homes and farms by the Haganah to Nazareth.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,031
Jewish 1,139
Public 3
Total 5,173
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 3 0
Irrigated & Plantation 1,014 525
Area planted w/ olives 4 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,349 612
Built up 24 2
Cultivable 2,366 1,137
Non-Cultivable 1,644 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 200
1922 436
1931 625
1945 870
1948 1,009
Est. Refugees 1998 6,198
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 137
1948 221
Town's name through history The Canaanites referred to al-'Ubaydiyya by Bayt Shamash.
Schools al-'Ubaydiyya had an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans.
Nearby wadies & rivers al-'Ubaydiyya is situated close to the Jordan River.
Water supplies al-'Ubaydiyya had a water-driven mill, the water for which was brought in by an elevated canal.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt Zera' is nearby village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalid, all that remains of the village:-
The remaining section of the walls of the canal (that provided the mill with water) is the most prominent indication of the former existence of the village. Ruins of houses, piles of stones, the bases of walls, terraces, and date palms can be seen on the site

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