|Date of depopulation||15-18 July 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
|Current localities||Segev, Ya'ad|
Mi'ar contained the archaeological remains of buildings, fragments of columns, olive presses, and cisterns.
In 1596, Mi'ar was part of the Ottoman Empire, nahiya (subdistrict) of Akka under the Liwa of Safad, with a population of 55. It paid taxes on wheat and barley, fruit, as well as on goats and beehives.
In the late nineteenth century, the village of Mi'ar was described as a large village situated on high ground that was rough and uncultivated. The villagers, whose number was estimated to be 1500 (in 1859), cultivated some 30 faddans. An elementary school was founded by the Ottomans in 1888, however, it closed its doors in the final years of the Empire.
1948 War and aftermath
On 20 June 1948 Israeli soldiers entered the village of Mi'ar and shot indiscriminately against the villagers while they were working in their fields. According to Ilan Pappé, the houses were destroyed. 40 villagers were killed. One witness was the writer Muhammad Ali Taha, then a 17 year old boy. The villagers later returned to Mi'ar and continued living there until the Israeli troops re-occupied it in mid-July 1948 and expelled them for good.
The Jewish localities of Segev and Ya'ad currently lie upon the former village's lands. According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village in 1992 was: "Some truncated stone walls, simple graves, and fig and olive trees remain on the site, which is covered by cypress trees. The area has been turned into recreational and picnic grounds."
- Hadawi, 1970, p.40
- Khalidi, 1992, p.26.
- Hütteroth, Wolf-Dieter and Kamal Abdulfattah (1977), Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. p. 193. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 26
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP, Vol. I, p.271. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 26
- Hughes, M. (2009) The banality of brutality: British armed forces and the repression of the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936–39, English Historical Review Vol. CXXIV No. 507, 314–354.
- Hadawi, 1990, p.81
- Pappé, 2006, p. 150
- Morris, Benny, (second edition 2004 third printing 2006) The Birth Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-00967-7 p 421
- "Welcome to Mi'ar". Palestine Remembered. Retrieved 2007-12-04.
- Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H. Kitchener (1881): The Survey of Western Palestine: memoirs of the topography, orography, hydrography, and archaeology. London:Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. vol 1
- 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.
- Pappé, Ilan (2006): The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, London and New York: Oneworld, ISBN 1-85168-467-0
- Welcome to Mi'ar
- Miar, at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
- Mi3ar photos from Dr. Moslih Kanaaneh
- All About... Mi'ar, from Zochrot
- Visit to Mi’ar 12/4 2002, by Norma Musih, Zochrot
- Opposition to building plan in Mi’ar, Zochrot