Zawiya, Safad

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Al-Zawiya
Al-Zawiya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Zawiya
Al-Zawiya
Arabic
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°09′19″N 35°35′50″E / 33.15528°N 35.59722°E / 33.15528; 35.59722Coordinates: 33°09′19″N 35°35′50″E / 33.15528°N 35.59722°E / 33.15528; 35.59722
Population 760 (1945)
Area 3,958 dunams
Date of depopulation May 24, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Secondary cause Expulsion by Yishuv forces
Current localities Ne’ot Mordekhay

Al-Zawiya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 24, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 23 km northeast of Safad.

In 1945, the village had a population of 760. The village consisted of two neighborhoods on both banks of an irrigation canal that drew water from the Jordan River.

Zawiya, 1946

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #17. Also gives causes of depopulation.

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