Al-Hamra'

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Al-Hamra'

الحمراء
Village
Al-Hamra' is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Hamra'
Al-Hamra'
Coordinates: 33°09′11″N 35°38′51″E / 33.15306°N 35.64750°E / 33.15306; 35.64750Coordinates: 33°09′11″N 35°38′51″E / 33.15306°N 35.64750°E / 33.15306; 35.64750
Palestine grid210/284
Geopolitical entityMandatory Palestine
SubdistrictSafad
Date of depopulationMay 1, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulationFear of being caught up in the fighting
Secondary causeMilitary assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Hamra' (Arabic: الحمراء‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 1, 1948, by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 24.5 km northeast of Safad, 1 km northwest of Wadi al-Dufayla.

History[edit]

During the British Mandate for Palestine, Al-Hamra' was noted as a village in the Palestine index Gazetteer.[2]

In 1944, Shamir was established about 2 km northeast of the village site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #20. Also gives causes of depopulation.
  2. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 453

Bibliography[edit]

  • Khalidi, W. (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, B. (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.

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