Al-Manshiyya, Tiberias

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Etymology: From personal name[1]
Al-Manshiyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Coordinates: 32°41′33″N 35°33′29″E / 32.69250°N 35.55806°E / 32.69250; 35.55806Coordinates: 32°41′33″N 35°33′29″E / 32.69250°N 35.55806°E / 32.69250; 35.55806
Palestine grid203/233
Geopolitical entityMandatory Palestine
Date of depopulationMarch 3, 1948
Current LocalitiesBeit Zera[2]

Al-Manshiyya (Arabic: المنشية‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tiberias Subdistrict, located 11 kilometres south of Tiberias.[3] It was probably depopulated at the same time as neighbouring Al-'Ubaydiyya, in the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine.[4]


Al-Manshiyya region in historical perspective.

The village was located 0.5 km south of Umm Junieh or Khirbat Umm Juni, and the two villages were usually described together.[citation needed] In 1799, in the late Ottoman period, Um Junieh was noted as "ruins" on the map of Pierre Jacotin.[5] In 1875, Victor Guérin noted Um Junieh as a village.[6] In the 1881 Survey of Western Palestine Umm Junieh was described as having 250 inhabitants, all Muslim.[7] They noted that it was possible that Umm Junieh was the place which Josephus called Union.[8]

In the 1880s the land of Khirbat Umm Juni and Al-Manshiyya was bought on behalf of the Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. The Arab inhabitants continued to farm the land as tenant farmers.[3]

A population list from about 1887 showed that Kiryet Umm Juny had about 330 Muslim inhabitants.[9] In 1911, the land was resold to the Jewish National Fund.

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, there were 79 Muslim residents in Khirbat Umm Juneh,[10] while no number is available for Al-Manshiyya.[3][dubious ]

Post 1948[edit]

In 1992 the village site was described: "The site is covered with grasses and a few palm and eucalyptus trees; no traces of buildings remain. The surrounding lands are cultivated by Israelis."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 136
  2. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 533
  3. ^ a b c Khalidi, 1992, p. 532
  4. ^ Khalidi, 1992, pp. 533-534
  5. ^ Karmon, 1960, p. 167
  6. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 283
  7. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p.362. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 532
  8. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, 371
  9. ^ Schumacher, 1888, p. 187
  10. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tiberias, p. 39


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