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al-Zababida, Khirbat خربة الزبابدة -

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Zababida, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : The 'water well house' - used as a cover for the mechanic water pump - picture taken 19-3-2005
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 15, 1948
Distance from district center 20 (km) Southwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #14 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Khirbat al-Zababida was mostly destroyed with the exception of four deserted houses.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Zababida, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans (hamolas) The Bedouin tribe of al-Nusayrat were the ones who first founded and lived in the village.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,626
Jewish 4,884
Public 1,369
Total 10,879
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 344 1,095
Irrigated & Plantation 215 26
Planted W/ Cereal 3,885 3,564
Cultivable 4,444 4,685
Non-Cultivable 1,551 199
before occupation
Year Population
Est. Refugees 1998 580
Nearby wadies & rivers The village bordered Wadi al-Faliq Basin from the North.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Ga'ash and Yaqurn
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is deserted and overgrown with wild vegetation and trees. All but four of the houses have been destroyed. These four houses still have intact roofs. Three of them were made of cement bricks, and one of hard igneous stone. Iron girders from five destroyed houses protrude from piles of stones