Al-Safiriyya

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Al-Safiriyya
Al-Safiriyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Safiriyya
Al-Safiriyya
Arabic
Subdistrict Jaffa
Coordinates 31°59′36.20″N 34°51′03.35″E / 31.9933889°N 34.8509306°E / 31.9933889; 34.8509306Coordinates: 31°59′36.20″N 34°51′03.35″E / 31.9933889°N 34.8509306°E / 31.9933889; 34.8509306
Population 1945 (3070)
Area 12,842 dunams
Date of depopulation Not known[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation
Current localities Tzafriyya, Kefar Chabad, Achi'ezer, and the suburbs of Ri'shon le-Tziyyon.

Al-Safiriyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jaffa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during Operation Hametz in the 1948 Palestine War on May 20, 1948. It was located 11 km east of Jaffa. al-Safiriyya was known to the Byzantines and Crusaders as Sapharea or Saphyria.

In 1945 it had a population of 3,070. al-Safiriyya had two elementary schools, one for boys founded in 1920 which had an enrollment of 348 boys in 1945, and another school was for girls, founded in 1945 with 45 girls. Khirbat Subtara is one of the notable khirbat in the area.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p xviii village #220. Morris gives both cause and date of depopulation as "not known".

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