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Welcome To al-Samakiyya - السمكية (ערב א-סמכיה)

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 4, 1948
Distance from district 11 (km) Northeast of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea about -200 (meters)
Map location See location #3 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Matat (Broom). A sub-operation within Operation Yiftach
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction al-Samakiyyan was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Samakiyya inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 10,474
Jewish 0
Public 52
Total 10,526
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2
Irrigated & Plantation 66
Area planted w/ olives 50
Planted W/ Cereal 4,034
Cultivable 4,102
Non-Cultivable 6,424
Year Population
1922 193
1931 290
1945 380
1948 441
Est. Refugees 1998 2,707
Number of houses In (1931): 60 (includes Talhum)
Religious institutions al-Samakiyya had an Italian monastery, a Franciscan church, and a Greek Orthodox church . It's very possible that all of these churches or monasteries remains standing!
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi al-Wadabani borders village lands
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Amnon and Korazin
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The village site is covered with wild vegetation, piles of basalt stones, and date palm trees. Part of the surrounding land is used as pasture, and the other part is planted with fruit and walnut trees

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