Barqusya

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Barqusya
Barqusya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Barqusya
Barqusya
Subdistrict Hebron
Coordinates 31°40′46.05″N 34°49′23.80″E / 31.6794583°N 34.8232778°E / 31.6794583; 34.8232778Coordinates: 31°40′46.05″N 34°49′23.80″E / 31.6794583°N 34.8232778°E / 31.6794583; 34.8232778
Palestine grid 133/120
Population 330 (1945)
Date of depopulation Not known[1]

Barqusya (also: Barkusya, Arabic: بركوسيا‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Hebron Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 9, 1948 under Operation An-Far. It was located 31 km northwest of Hebron.

In 1945 it had a population of 330. The village had one artesian well which was used in the late 19th century.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xix, village #291. Morris gives both cause and date for depopulation as "Not known"

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