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Welcome To Ghabat Kafr Sur - غابات كفر صور (ע'אבת כפר צור)

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 15, 1948
Distance from district 16 (km) Southwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #12 on the map

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Military Operation against town Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction Ghabat Kafr Sur was mostly destroyed with the exception of three deserted houses.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Ghabat Kafr Sur inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,506
Jewish 10,384
Public 4,776
Total 19,666
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,333 306
Irrigated & Plantation 42 36
Planted W/ Cereal 2,858 8,617
Built up 0 30
Cultivable 4,233 8,959
Non-Cultivable 5,049 1,395
Year Population
1931 559
1945 1,130 (390 Jewish)
1948 858 (390 Jewish)
Est. Refugees 1998 5,272
Number of houses In (1931): 128 (includes Bayyarat Hannun and 'Arab al-Balawina)
Water supply Ghabat Kafr Sur had many wells and springs north and east of the village which were more than enough to supply the village with its water needs.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Beyt Yahoshu'a, Tel Yitzchaq, and Kefar Netter.
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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:
A considerable portion of the site consists of sand dunes overgrown with wild vegetation. Several large eucalyptus trees also grow on the site. The remains of three large Arab houses are visible in the midst of newly planted orange groves in the east and northeastern parts of the site. They are used by Israelis as agricultural warehouses

Bibliography and References

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
haitham hamza - tulkarm/kfrsor
احمد وليد عليان عليان الزرقاء, الزرقاء
Derar - Abu Anas Hamzeh Jordan - Al Rusaifa
shafei suboh hamzeh windsor, canada
ahmad suboh hamzeh windsor, canada
aseel suboh Hamzeh -
Eng.Sarah abu tayeh amman, jordan
مغترب فلسطيني - الزرقاء, الاردن
Esraa Harb - عمان, الاردن
Firas Hasan Mudallal Mudallal Tulkarem, Kuforsur
abu osama - Amman
Mhanna Ebaid Ebaid Germany, Germany
Hosam zebdeh - -
TAWFIK SAABI - england, england
Thaer Suboh Hamzeh Hamzeh Canada
Usama Al Zibdeh - Dubai, UAE
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