Ghuwayr Abu Shusha
|Ghuwayr Abu Shusha|
|Date of depopulation||21 and 28 April 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
|Secondary cause||Influence of nearby town's fall|
Ghuwayr Abu Shusha was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Tiberias. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 21, 1948. It was located 8 km north of Tiberias, nearby Wadi Rubadiyya.
In 1945, it had a population of 1,240. A shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Muhammad remains. The village also contained Khirbat Abu Shusha, which had the ruins of water-powered mills.
- Morris, 2004, p.xvii, village #93. Also gives causes of depopulation.
- 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
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