- For the modern Palestinian village, see Al-Qubeiba, Jerusalem. Al-Qubayba was the name of another Arab Palestinian village, Al-Qubayba, District of Hebron, which was also depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
|Date of depopulation||May 27–28, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Expulsion by Yishuv forces|
|Current localities||Kefar Hanaggid Ge'alya and Kfar Gevirol|
Al-Qubayba (Arabic: القبيبة) was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Ramla. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 27, 1948, by the Givati Brigade as part of the Second stage of Operation Barak. It was located 10.5 km southeast of Ramla near the Rubin River (or Wadi al-Sarar) which provide the village with water and irrigation for agriculture. al-Qubayba was mostly destroyed with the exception of a few houses.
In 1945, the village had a population of 1,720. An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1929, and by 1945 it had an enrollment of 344 students.
- Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #251. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Morris, 2004, p.xxi, settlement #85.
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- 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: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, 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.
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