Al-Muftakhira

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Al-Muftakhira
Al-Muftakhira is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Muftakhira
Al-Muftakhira
Arabic
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°09′25″N 35°38′34.55″E / 33.15694°N 35.6429306°E / 33.15694; 35.6429306Coordinates: 33°09′25″N 35°38′34.55″E / 33.15694°N 35.6429306°E / 33.15694; 35.6429306
Population 350 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation May 16, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities Shamir, Israel[2]

Al-Muftakhira was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 War on May 16, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 25.5 km northeast of Safad.

In 1945 it had a population of 350.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #16. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p.478

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