Umm az-Zinat

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Umm az Zinat
Umm az Zinat is located in Mandatory Palestine
Umm az Zinat
Umm az Zinat
Arabic أُم الزينات
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°38′50″N 35°03′47.8″E / 32.64722°N 35.063278°E / 32.64722; 35.063278Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 35°03′47.8″E / 32.64722°N 35.063278°E / 32.64722; 35.063278
Population 1,470 (1945[1])
Area 22,156 dunams
Date of depopulation May 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities Eliakim

Umm az-Zinat (Arabic: أُم الزينات‎, Umm ez Zînât; Hebrew: אום א-זינאת‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 War on May 15, 1948 by Golani Brigade's Fourth Battalion. It was located 20.5 km southeast of Haifa.

At the time of the 1931 census, Umm az Zinat had 209 occupied houses and a population of 1020 Muslims and 9 Christians.[3]

In 1945, the village had a population of 1,470.[1] Umm al-Zinat had an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1888.


  1. ^ a b Hadawi, 1970, p. 49. Also gives land area in dunams.
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #164. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  3. ^ E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 97. 


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