Al-Shawka al-Tahta

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Al-Shawka al-Tahta
Al-Shawka al-Tahta is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Shawka al-Tahta
Al-Shawka al-Tahta
Arabic الشوكة التحتا
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 33°14′19″N 35°38′12″E / 33.23861°N 35.63667°E / 33.23861; 35.63667Coordinates: 33°14′19″N 35°38′12″E / 33.23861°N 35.63667°E / 33.23861; 35.63667
Palestine grid 209/293
Population 200[1] (1945)
Area 2,132 dunams
Date of depopulation May 14, 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting

Al-Shawka al-Tahta was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 14, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 31.5 km northeast of Safad.

History[edit]

The village contained two khirbas known as Tall al-Qadi and Khirbat al-Day'a.

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1931 census of Palestine, during the British Mandate for Palestine, the village had a population of 136, all Muslims, in a total of 31 houses.[3]

In 1945 it had a population of 200 Muslims.[1] with a total land area of 2,132 dunams.[4] Of this, 1,845 dunams were allocated for plantations and irrigable land, 140 for cereals,[5] while 17 dunams were classified as non-cultivable areas.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 11
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #3. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  3. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 111
  4. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 71
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 121
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 171

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