Al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya

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Al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya
Subdistrict Gaza
Palestine grid 122/123
Population 970 (1945)
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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