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al-Hamma الحمة - אל-חמה -

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Hamma Village - Palestine: : منظر لوقع القرية من الناحية الشرقية , تظهر مأذنة مسجد الحمة الذي لا يزال قائماً- 26/7/2003
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 20, 1949
Distance from district center 12 (km) Southeast of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea -150 (meters)
Map location See location number #23 on the map
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Hamma has been converted into an Israeli tourist park, with parking facilities, swimming pools, and a small fishing pond. Some of the village structures have been spared destruction such as the train station and the village mosque, see Pictures section for details.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis al-Hamma's population were ethnically cleansed between 1949-1956.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,105
Jewish 0
Public 587
Total 1,692
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,105
Area planted w/ olives 6
Cultivable 1,105
Non-Cultivable 587
before occupation
Year Population
1931 171
1945 290
1948 336
Est. Refugees 1998 2,066
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 46
1948 90
Town's name through history The Old Testament's referred to al-Hamma by Ammath (or Emmath), during Romans period it was known by Emmatha. After the war, the village was known by al-Humma al-Suryah, sense it fell in the DMZ close to the Syrian borders.
Religious institutions One mosque (still standing)
Water supplies al-hamma is super famous for its hot springs
Archeological sites The village contained an amphitheater, baths, a synagogue, burial grounds, the shafts and capitals of columns, and a shrine.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on villageal-Hamma's lands.
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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 converted into an Israeli tourist park, with parking facilities, swimming pools, and a small fishing