Al-Mansura, Tiberias

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Al-Mansura
Arabic المنصورة
Subdistrict Tiberias
Population
Area
Date of depopulation May 10, 1948
Cause(s) of depopulation

Al-Mansura (Arabic: المنصورة‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tiberias Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 10, 1948. It was located 16 kilometres northwest of Tiberias.[1]

History[edit]

The 19th century French explorer Victor Guérin found the village to have 200 Druse inhabitants.[2] In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described El Mansurah as "A stone-built village, situated on the slope of the hill, containing about 150 Moslems; extensive olive-groves to the south; water from springs and cisterns."[3]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Mughar wa Mansura had a total population of 1377. Of these, 265 were Muslim, 676 Druze and 436 Christians.[4] All the Christians were Roman Catholic.[5]

In the 1931 census the population of Al-Mansura, together with nearby Maghar, was a total of 1733, in 373 inhabited houses. Of these, 307 were Muslim, 549 Christians, and 877 Druze.[6]

In 1945 the population of Al-Mansura, together with nearby Maghar, was 2,140, all Arabs, who owned 55,583 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[7] 7,864 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 18,352 for cereals,[1][8] while 55 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 533
  2. ^ Guérin, 1868, p. 458-459, as referred in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, p. 364
  3. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, p. 364
  4. ^ J. B. Barron, ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine. Table XI, Sub-district of Tiberias. 
  5. ^ J. B. Barron, ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine. Table XVI. 
  6. ^ E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 83. 
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in S. Hadawi, Village Statistics, 1945. PLO Research Center, 1970, p. 72
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in S. Hadawi, Village Statistics, 1945. PLO Research Center, 1970, p. 122
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in S. Hadawi, Village Statistics, 1945. PLO Research Center, 1970, p. 172

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