Al-'Abisiyya

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Al-'Abisiyya
Al-'Abisiyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-'Abisiyya
Al-'Abisiyya
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°11′55.39″N 35°37′58.75″E / 33.1987194°N 35.6329861°E / 33.1987194; 35.6329861Coordinates: 33°11′55.39″N 35°37′58.75″E / 33.1987194°N 35.6329861°E / 33.1987194; 35.6329861
Palestine grid 209/289
Population 1510 (1945)
Date of depopulation May 25, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Influence of nearby town's fall

Al-'Abisiyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Safad. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 29, 1948 by The Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 28.5 km northeast of Safad near to the Banyas River which the village relied on for irrigation.

In 1945 it had 1,510 inhabitants, 290 of which were Jewish. The village contained the khirbas of Tall al-Sakhina, Tall al-Shari'a, and al-Shaykh Ghannam.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #13. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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