Sufla

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Sufla
Arabic سفلى
Subdistrict Jerusalem
Population 60 (1945)
Area 2,061 dunams
Date of depopulation October 19, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Sufla (Arabic: سفلى‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on October 19, 1948 by the Sixth Battalion of the Harel Brigade under Operation Ha-Har. It was located 18.5 km west of Jerusalem.

In 1945, the village had a population of 60. A shrine was located in the village dedicated to a local sage called al-Shaykh Mu'annis.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xx, village #340. Also gives cause of depopulation.

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Coordinates: 31°44′05″N 35°02′28″E / 31.73472°N 35.04111°E / 31.73472; 35.04111