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Welcome To al-Shajara - الشجرة (א-שג'רה)

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 6, 1948
Distance from district 14 (km) West of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location #15 on the map

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Attacking Units Units from the Golani Brigade
Defenders Arab Liberation Army and local Palestinian militia.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction al-Shajara was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Shajara inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,757
Jewish 61
Public 936
Total 3,754
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ olives 700 0
Planted W/ Cereal 2,114 28
Built up 100 0
Cultivable 2,658 61
Non-Cultivable 935 0
Year Population
1596 396
19th century 150
1922 543
1931 584
1945 770
1948 893
Est. Refugees 1998 5,485
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 124
1948 189
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to al-Shajara by Seiera.
Schools al-Shajara had an elementary school for boys which was founded during the British Mandate period.
Notable people from town Although the great Palestinian poet Abed al-Raheem Mahmoud was born in 'Anabta (Tulkarm district in the occupied West Bank), he was killed by the Israelis during one of the counter attacks launched to recapture the village by the ALA on July 13th, 1948. He was later buried in Nazareth, Palestine.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Naniyya, Sde Nan, and the agricultural station of Chawwat ha-Shomer.
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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 ruins of houses and broken steel bars protrude from beds of wild vegetation. One side of an arched doorway still stands. The western part of the site and the nearby hill are covered with cactus. On the northern edge is a wide, deep well with a spiral stairway inside (used for periodic cleaning and maintenance of the well). Fig, doum-palm, and chinaberry trees grow in the area

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