|Date of depopulation||May, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation|
Al-Wayziyya (Arabic: الويزية ) was a former Palestinian Arab village in the District of Safad. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 1, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 8.5 km northeast of Safad.
In 1945, the village had a population of 100. A shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh al-Wayzi was located in the village.
Al-Wayziyya was situated in a volcanic area that sloped towards the al-Hula Plain to the north. The majority of the villagers were Bedoin and were involved in agriculture, primarily animal husbandry. A road linked the village to a highway leading to Safad and Tiberias. A shrine for a Shaykh al-Wayzi was located about 0.5 km from the site as was a stone quarry.
Today there are no Israeli settlements on village lands and the shrine of Shaykh al-Wayzi is the only remaining landmark. Only rubble and grasses and trees remain, although the Zionists established the settlement of Machanayim in 1939 which is located about 1.5 km southeast of where Al-Wayziyya was located.
- Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #49. Gives cause of depopulation as "?"
- Khalidi, 1992, p.503
- 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
- Welcome to al-Wayziyya
- al-Wayziyya, at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
- Al-Wayziyya, Dr. Khalil Rizk.
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