Qaytiyya

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Qaytiyya
Qaytiyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Qaytiyya
Qaytiyya
Arabic
Also spelled Qeitiya[1]
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°11′59.31″N 35°36′46.67″E / 33.1998083°N 35.6129639°E / 33.1998083; 35.6129639Coordinates: 33°11′59.31″N 35°36′46.67″E / 33.1998083°N 35.6129639°E / 33.1998083; 35.6129639
Population 940 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation May 19, 1948/June 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Whispering campaign
Secondary cause Expulsion by Yishuv forces

Qaytiyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 War on May 19, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 28 km northeast of Safad, bordering both the Hasibani and the Dan Rivers.

In 1945, the village had a population of 940.

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  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #12. Also gives causes of depopulation.

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