|Date of depopulation||Not known|
|Current localities||Tzafria, Kfar Chabad, Ahi'ezer and the suburbs of Rishon LeZion|
Al-Safiriyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jaffa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during Operation Hametz in the 1948 Palestine War on May 20, 1948. It was located 11 km east of Jaffa. al-Safiriyya was known to the Byzantines and Crusaders as Sapharea or Saphyria.
In 1945 it had a population of 3,070. al-Safiriyya had two elementary schools, one for boys founded in 1920 which had an enrollment of 348 boys in 1945, and another school was for girls, founded in 1945 with 45 girls. Khirbat Subtara is one of the notable khirbat in the area.
It is located 1.5 km west of Ben Gurion Airport.
- Morris, 2004, p xviii village #220. Morris gives both cause and date of depopulation as "not known".
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 253
- Hadawi, Sami (1970), Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0887282245
- Morris, Benny (2004), The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6
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