Al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya

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Al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya
Arabic
Subdistrict Gaza
Population 970 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation May 18, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities 'En Tzurim,[2] Shafir,[2] Zerachya,[2] Nir Banim[2]

Al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Gaza Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 War on May 18, 1948, as part of the second stage of Operation Barak. The village was located 32 km northeast of Gaza.

In 1945, it had a population of 970. The village shared a school with the other two Sawafir villages, and it had an enrollment of about 280 in 1945. The village had its own mosque.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #285. Also gives the cause for depopulation, with a "?".
  2. ^ a b c d Khalidi, 1992, p. 135

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