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Al-Muftakhira is located in Mandatory Palestine
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°09′25″N 35°38′34.55″E / 33.15694°N 35.6429306°E / 33.15694; 35.6429306Coordinates: 33°09′25″N 35°38′34.55″E / 33.15694°N 35.6429306°E / 33.15694; 35.6429306
Palestine grid 209/284
Population 350 (1945)
Date of depopulation May 16, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities Shamir, Israel[2]

Al-Muftakhira was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated in the 1948 War on May 16, 1948, by the Palmach's First Battalion during Operation Yiftach. It was located 25.5 km northeast of Safad.

In 1945 it had a population of 350.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #16. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p.478


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