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Welcome To al-Tabigha - الطابغة (א-טאבע'ה)

District of Tiberias
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 4, 1948
Distance from district 9 (km) Northeast of Tiberias
Elevation from the sea -200 (meters)
Map location See location #4 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Matat (Broom)
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction al-Tabigha was completely defaced with the exception of the Christian churches, monasteries, and few shrines.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Tabigha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 5,287
Jewish 0
Public 2
Total 5,389
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 7
Irrigated & Plantation 287
Planted W/ Cereal 2,728
Cultivable 3,022
Non-Cultivable 2,367
Year Population
1596 44
1922 175
1931 245
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses In (1931): 53 (includes Khan al-Minya)
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to al-Tabigha by Mensa Christi.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on Tabigha's lands.
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalid, all that remains of the village:-
The village site, partly covered by thorn grass and cactus, has piles of stones and crumbled stone walls scattered about. The Christian churches, monasteries, and shrines in the vicinity still stand

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