Al-Nabi Rubin, Acre
|Name meaning||The prophet Rubin|
|Also spelled||an-Nabi Rubin, Neby Rubin|
|Date of depopulation||early November 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Expulsion by Yishuv forces|
|Current localities||Shomera, Even Menachem, Zar'it, Shtula|
In the late 19th century, Al-Nabi Rubin was described as a small village located on a hilltop, around a tomb, or "Neby". There were about 90 Muslim villagers. Arable land, fig and olive trees surrounded the village. Two cisterns and a "birket" was also near.
1948, and afterwards
The village was captured by Israel as a result of the Haganah's offensive, Operation Hiram during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and was mostly destroyed with the exception of its shrine. Al-Nabi Rubin inhabitants were expelled to Lebanon in two waves, the aged and infirm were the last to depart when the IDF trucked them to the Lebanese border.
- Morris, 2004, p.xvii, village #68. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Survey of Western Palestine, 1881, I, p.149.
- Morris, Benny, (second edition 2004 third printing 2006) The Birth Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-00967-7 pp 506-507
- al-Nabi Rubin: Town Statistics from palestineremembered.com
- Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H. Kitchener (1881): The Survey of Western Palestine: memoirs of the topography, orography, hydrography, and archaeology. London:Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. vol 1
- Hadawi, Sami (1970), Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.