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Zalafa, Khirbat خربة زلفة - ח'ירבת זלפה -

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Zalafa, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : زلفة الرمل ؛ البير داخل البيارة
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 15, 1948
Distance from district center 15 (km) Northwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #3 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Khirbat Zalafa was completely obliterated
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Zalafa, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 6,865
Jewish 617
Public 231
Total 7,713
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 38 0
Irrigated & Plantation 6 109
Planted W/ Cereal 6,798 505
Built up 3 0
Cultivable 6,842 614
Non-Cultivable 251 3
before occupation
Year Population
1922 63
1945 210
1948 244
Est. Refugees 1998 1,496
Inhabitants place of origin The people who founded the village originally migrated from the nearby village of 'Attil, Tulkarm (currently, in the occupied West Bank).
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli Jewish settlements on village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The village has been completely levelled. Boili ilie original site and ilie surrounding lands are covered wiili Israeli citrus orchards


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