|Date of depopulation||October 21, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
Bayt Nattif was a Palestinian Arab village in the Hebron Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on October 21, 1948 under Operation Ha-Har. It was located 21 km northwest of Hebron.
In 1945 it had a population of 2,150. Bayt Nattif contained several shrines, including a notable one dedicated to al-Shaykh Ibrahim. Roughly a dozen khirbas lay in the vicinity.
The Beit Natif lamp is named for a type of ceramic oil lamp found during the archaeological excavation of two cisterns at Beit Natif in southern Judaea. Beit Natif was located 20 kilometers southwest of Jerusalem, midway between Beit Guvrin and Jerusalem. Based on the discovery of unused oil lamps and molds, it is believed that in ancient times the village manufactured late Roman or Byzantine pottery, possibly selling its wares in Jerusalem and Beit Guvrin.
- Morris, 2004, p.xx, village #342. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Judean Beit Nattif Oil Lamp
- New light on daily life at Beth Shean
- Jerusalem Ceramic Chronology: Circa 200-800 CE, Jodi Magness
- 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.
Boaz Zissu & Eitan Klein, "A Rock-Cut Burial Cave from the Roman Period at Beit Nattif, Judaean Foothills," Israel Exploration Journal 61(2), 2011, pp. 196-216