Relic of a house built in Al-Qubayba before 1948
|Name meaning||The little dome|
|Date of depopulation||May 27–28, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Expulsion by Yishuv forces|
|Current localities||Ge'alya; Kfar Gevirol; Kefar Hanaggid is near settlement land, but located on land belonging to Yibna|
Al-Qubayba (Arabic: القبيبة) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 27, 1948, by the Givati Brigade as part of the Second stage of Operation Barak. It was located 10.5 km southeast of Ramla near the Rubin River (or Wadi al-Sarar) which provided the village with water and irrigation for agriculture. Al-Qubayba was mostly destroyed with the exception of a few houses, and Kfar Gevirol was built in its place, now a suburb in the west of Rehovot.
In 1945, the village had a population of 1,720. An elementary school for boys which was founded in 1929, and by 1945 it had an enrollment of 344 students.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 272
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 30
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 68
- Morris, 2004, p. xix, village #251. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 408
- Morris, 2004, p. xxi, settlement #85.
- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1882). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. (p. 408)
- Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945. Government of Palestine.
- Goldwasser, Orly (1992). "On the Date of Seth from Qubeibeh". Israel Exploration Journal. 42: 47–52.
- Guérin, Victor (1869). Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (in French). 1: Judee, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale. ( p. 52)
- Hadawi, Sami (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
- Karmon, Y. (1960). "An Analysis of Jacotin's Map of Palestine" (PDF). Israel Exploration Journal. 10 (3,4): 155–173; 244–253. (p. 171)
- Khalidi, Walid (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.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas (PDF). Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Socin, A. (1879). "Alphabetisches Verzeichniss von Ortschaften des Paschalik Jerusalem". Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. 2: 135–163. ("Kubebe", p. 157)
- Welcome to al-Qubayba
- Survey of Western Palestine, Map 16: IAA, Wikimedia commons
- al-Qubayba at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
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