Al-Dirdara

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Al-Dirdara
Al-Dirdara is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Dirdara
Al-Dirdara
Arabic الدردارة
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°03′04.75″N 35°38′23.77″E / 33.0513194°N 35.6399361°E / 33.0513194; 35.6399361Coordinates: 33°03′04.75″N 35°38′23.77″E / 33.0513194°N 35.6399361°E / 33.0513194; 35.6399361
Population 100 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation May 1, 1948
Cause(s) of depopulation

Al-Dirdara (Arabic: الدردارة ‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 1, 1948 under Operation Yiftach. It was located 13 km east of Safad.

In 1945 it had a population of 100.

History[edit]

The village was located in the middle of a flat plain overlooking the Hula Valley Plain to the north and south. The villagers cultivated grain, vegetables, citrus, almonds, and figs and in 1944/45 a total of 1,623 dunurns was allocated to cereal production and 795 dunums were irrigated or used for orchards.[1]

The precise date is not clear when al-Dirdara was occupied by Israeli forces but is believed to have been late April or early May. By July 1948 Israeli forces controlled the villages, although Syrian forces had tried to recapture the village but were forced to withdraw, losing over fifty men.[1] They signed an armistice agreement in July 1949, creating a demilita­rized zone.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Khalidi, 1992, p.447-448

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