|Name meaning||Kh. es Sâmrîyeh, ruin of the Samaritans|
|Also spelled||Samiriya, al-|
|Date of depopulation||May 27, 1948|
|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.
The village had a mosque and three Khirbas: Khirbat al-Humra, Tulul al-Thawm, and Tall al-Khab.
In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine found at Khurbet es Samriyeh: "Ruined walls and traces of ruins alone remain. The place has, however, the appearance of an ancient site, and is well supplied with water." Of Khurbet el Humra they noted: "A few walls standing and a ruined mill. No indications of antiquity exist", while of Tellûl eth Thŭm they noted: "Artificial mounds; a stream of water to the north."
British Mandate era
In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the Mandatory Palestine authorities, Samriyeh had a population of 162; all Muslims, increasing in the 1931 census to 181 Muslims, in a total of 41 houses.
In 1945 the village had a population of 250; 240 Muslims and 10 Christians, with a total of 3,873 dunums of land. Of this, 11 dunums were irrigated or used for plantation, 2,801 were for cereals, while 22 dunams were built-up land.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 163
- Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #129. Also gives cause of depopulation
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 7
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 44
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 59
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 123
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 122
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 128
- Barron, 1923, Table IX, p. 31
- Mills, 1932, p. 80
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 85
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 135
- Morris, 2004, p. 228, note #484
- Morris, 2004, p. 291, note #484
- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, Herbert H. (1882). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945. Government of Palestine.
- 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 0-88728-224-5.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. 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.