Al-Mansura, Tiberias

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This article is about the former Palestinian village in Tiberias Sub-district. For other uses, see El Mansurah (disambiguation).
Al-Mansura
Arabic المنصورة
Name meaning Building[1]
Subdistrict Tiberias
Palestine grid 189/255
Date of depopulation May 10, 1948

Al-Mansura (Arabic: المنصورة‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tiberias Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 10, 1948. It was located 16 kilometres northwest of Tiberias.[2]

History[edit]

The 19th century French explorer Victor Guérin found the village to have 200 Druse inhabitants.[3] In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described El Mansurah as "A stone-built village, situated on the slope of the hill, containing about 150 Moslems; extensive olive-groves to the south; water from springs and cisterns."[4]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Mughar wa Mansura had a total population of 1377. Of these, 265 were Muslim, 676 Druze and 436 Christians.[5] All the Christians were Roman Catholic.[6] In the 1931 census the population of Al-Mansura, together with nearby Maghar, was a total of 1733, in 373 inhabited houses. Of these, 307 were Muslim, 549 Christians, and 877 Druze.[7]

In 1945 the population of Al-Mansura, together with nearby Maghar, was 2,140, all Arabs, who owned 55,583 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[8] 7,864 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 18,352 for cereals,[2][9] while 55 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, pp. 9, 130
  2. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 533
  3. ^ Guérin, 1868, p. 458-459, as referred in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, p. 364
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 364
  5. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tiberias, p. 39
  6. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XVI, p. 51
  7. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 83
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 72
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 122
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 172

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