Mansurat al-Khayt

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Mansurat al-Khayt
Mansurat al-Khayt is located in Mandatory Palestine
Mansurat al-Khayt
Mansurat al-Khayt
Arabic
Also spelled Mansurat al Kheit[1]
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 32°58′14.80″N 35°36′58.20″E / 32.9707778°N 35.6161667°E / 32.9707778; 35.6161667Coordinates: 32°58′14.80″N 35°36′58.20″E / 32.9707778°N 35.6161667°E / 32.9707778; 35.6161667
Population 200 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation January 18, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Kfar Hanassi?[2]However, Khalidi writes that it is on the land of Tuba[3]

Mansurat al-Khayt was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on January 18, 1948. It was located 11.5 km east of Safed, 1 km west of the Jordan River.

In 1945, the village had a population of 200. The village was also known by Mansurat al-Hula to distinguish it from al-Mansura in Safed and had a shrine for a local sage known as al-Shaykh Mansur from which the village was named after.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #59. Also gives cause of depopulation
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xx, settlement #13.
  3. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 475.

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