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Suruh is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arabic سروح
Subdistrict Acre
Coordinates 33°05′05.60″N 35°17′34.48″E / 33.0848889°N 35.2929111°E / 33.0848889; 35.2929111Coordinates: 33°05′05.60″N 35°17′34.48″E / 33.0848889°N 35.2929111°E / 33.0848889; 35.2929111
Population 1,000 (1945)
Area 18,563 dunams
Date of depopulation early November 1948[1][2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Expulsion by Yishuv forces
Current localities Shomera, Even Menachem, Shtula, Zar'it

Suruh (Arabic: سروح‎) was a Palestinian Arab hamlet, located 28.5 kilometers (17.7 mi) northeast of Acre.


Suruh contained two khirbats ("sites of ruins") with a variety of ancient artifacts, including cisterns, and rock-hewn tombs.[3]

By the late 19th century had 90, mostly Muslim residents who lived by agriculture and raising live-stock.[4]

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the inhabitants of Suruh, the neighbouring hamlet of Nabi Rubin and the main village of Tarbikha, were given expulsion orders by Israeli forces.[2][3] A predominantly Sunni Muslim hamlet, Suruh and Nabi Rubin were satellite hamlets of Tarbikha, a largely Shi'ite village. Most of Suruh's inhabitants and those the neighbouring localities ended up leaving to Lebanon.[2]

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xvii, village #67. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ a b c Morris, 2004, p. 506.
  3. ^ a b Welcome to Suruh, Palestine Remembered, retrieved 2007-12-12 
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP, Vol. I, p.149. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 31


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