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Welcome To al-Samra - السمرا (א-סמרא)

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Samra Village - Palestine: : General View Of Samra Soon After Occupation, 1949
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 21, 1948
Distance from district center 10 (km) Southeast of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea less than -200 (meters)
Map location See location number #17 on the map
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Samra was completely obliterated. Not even house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis On April 21st, 1948, al-Samra inhabitants were mostly ethnically cleansed, and between 1949-1956 it was completely cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,912
Jewish 1,708
Public 3,943
Total 12,563
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 30 0
Irrigated & Plantation 21 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,828 1,708
Built up 23 0
Cultivable 6,879 1,708
Non-Cultivable 3,953 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 157
1931 237
1945 290
1948 336
Est. Refugees 1998 2,066
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 50
1948 70
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites al-Samra contains serveral khirbs including Khirbat al-Tawafiq and Khirbat Duwayraban.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands ha-'On
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Nothing remains of the village houses. A tourist resort, which consists ofa few cabins and small houses, has been established on part of the village site. Other parts of the site are covered with trees. The surrounding land is cultivated by Israelis