Al-Manshiyya, Tiberias

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This article is about the village on the Jordan River. For the neighborhood of Jaffa and other villages of the same name, see Al-Manshiyya (disambiguation).
Arabic المنشية
Subdistrict Tiberias
Palestine grid 203/233
Date of depopulation March 3, 1948
Current localities Beit Zera[citation needed]

Al-Manshiyya (Arabic: المنشية‎‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tiberias Subdistrict.[citation needed] It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on March 3, 1948.[citation needed] It was located 11 kilometres south of Tiberias.[citation needed]


Al-Manshiyya region in historical perspective.

The village was located 0.5 km south of Umm Junieh or Khirbat Umm Juni,[1] 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.[2] In 1875, Victor Guérin noted Um Junieh as a village.[3] In the 1881 Survey of Western Palestine Umm Junieh was described as having 250 inhabitants, all Muslim.[4] They noted that it was possible that Umm Junieh was the place which Josephus called Union.[5]

In the 1880s the land of Khirbat Umm Juni and Al-Manshiyya[dubious ] 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 tenants. In 1911, the land was resold to the Jewish National Fund. In the 1922 census of Palestine, there were 79 Muslim residents in Khirbat Umm Juneh,[6] while no number is available for Al-Manshiyya.[7][dubious ]

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  1. ^ From personal name, Palmer, 1881, p. 136
  2. ^ Karmon, 1960, p. 167
  3. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 283
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p.362. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 532
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, 371
  6. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tiberias, p. 39
  7. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 532


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