Al-Samiriyya

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Al-Samiriyya
Al-Samiriyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Samiriyya
Al-Samiriyya
Arabic السامرية
Also spelled Samiriya, al-[1]
Subdistrict Baysan
Coordinates 32°26′15″N 35°29′14″E / 32.43750°N 35.48722°E / 32.43750; 35.48722Coordinates: 32°26′15″N 35°29′14″E / 32.43750°N 35.48722°E / 32.43750; 35.48722
Palestine grid 196/204
Population 250[2][3] (1945)
Area 3,873 dunams
Date of depopulation May 27, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Sdei Trumot

Al-Samiriyya (Arabic: السامرية‎‎), was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Baysan. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 27, 1948 as part of Operation Gideon. It was located 7 km southeast of Baysan.

History[edit]

The village had a mosque and three Khirbas: Khirbat al-Humra, Tulul al-Thawm, and Tall al-Khab.

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the Mandatory Palestine authorities, Samriyeh had a population of 162; all Muslims,[4] increasing in the 1931 census to 181 Muslims, in a total of 41 houses.[5]

In 1945 the village had a population of 250; 240 Muslims and 10 Christians,[2] with a total of 3,873 dunums of land.[3] Of this, 11 dunums were irrigated or used for plantation, 2,801 were for cereals,[6] while 22 dunams were built-up land.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #129. Also gives cause of depopulation
  2. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 7
  3. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 44
  4. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, p. 31
  5. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 80
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 85
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 135

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