Al-Butaymat

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Al-Butaymat
Al-Butaymat is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Butaymat
Al-Butaymat
Arabic >البطيمات
Also spelled Buteimat, al-Buteimat
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°33′11.39″N 35°5′37.53″E / 32.5531639°N 35.0937583°E / 32.5531639; 35.0937583Coordinates: 32°33′11.39″N 35°5′37.53″E / 32.5531639°N 35.0937583°E / 32.5531639; 35.0937583
Palestine grid 159/217
Population 110 (1945)
Date of depopulation May 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities Gal'ed[2] Former: Regavim[3]

Al-Butaymat (Arabic: البطيمات‎, El Buteimât) was a Palestinian Arab village the Haifa Subdistrict, located 31 kilometers (19 mi) southeast of Haifa. In 1945, the village had a population of 110.[4] It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 1, 1948 under the Battle of Mishmar HaEmek.

Umm el Buteimât is mentioned in the Survey of Western Palestine (1838), where its name is translated as "the place with the terebinths."[5]

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii village #156. Also gives cause of depopulation. Second cause indicated in brackets by a question mark.
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 157.
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, settlement #15, July, 1948. Moved to the land of Qannir in 1949.
  4. ^ Hadawi, 1970, p. 47.
  5. ^ Palestine Exploration Fund and Stewardson, 1838, p. 147.

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