Remains of Sataf village
|Date of depopulation||July 13–14, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
Sataf (Arabic: صطاف, Hebrew: סטף) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It is located 10 km west of Jerusalem, with Sorek riverbed ("Wadi al-Sarar") bordering the east.
Two springs, "Ein Sataf" and "Ein Bikura" flow from the site into the riverbed, below.
In 1945, the village had a total population of 540. A monastery is located south of Wadi al-Sarar called Habis Monastery, also known as "St. John in the Desert".
A short time after the 1948 War, a small group of Jewish immigrants from North Africa settled for a few months in the village area. In the 1980s the Jewish National Fund began the restoration of ancient agricultural terraces, and the area around the springs has been turned into an Israeli tourist site. A forest around the site was also planted by the Jewish National Fund.
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- 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
- Welcome To Sataf in Palestineremembered.com
- Ancient Agriculture: Sataf - A Reconstruction in Gemsinisrael.com