Al-Zanghariyya

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Al-Zanghariyya
Al-Zanghariyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Zanghariyya
Al-Zanghariyya
Arabic زُحلق/الزنغرية
Also spelled Zanghariya[1]
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 32°56′29″N 35°35′10″E / 32.94139°N 35.58611°E / 32.94139; 35.58611Coordinates: 32°56′29″N 35°35′10″E / 32.94139°N 35.58611°E / 32.94139; 35.58611
Palestine grid 205/260
Population 840[2][3] (1945)
Area 27,918 dunams
Date of depopulation May 4, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Secondary cause Expulsion by Yishuv forces

Al-Zanghariyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 4, 1948 under Operation Matate. It was located 8.5 km southeast of Safad, near Wadi al-Ghara. The village was later burned and destroyed on June 17, 1948.

History[edit]

In 1838, in the Ottoman era, ez-Zenghariyeh was noted as an Arab tribe, within the Government of Safad.[4]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Zangharia had a population of 374 Muslims.[5] increasing in the 1931 census to 526 Muslims, in a total of 97 houses.[6]

In 1945, the village had a total population of 840 Muslims.[2] with a total of 27,918 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[3] Of this, 7,265 dunums were for cereals;[7] while a total of 20,653 dunams was classified as uncultivable.[8]

The village was named after the 'Arab al-Zanghariyya Bedouin tribe, who first used the village as a camping site. Today the moshav settlement of Elifelet and the private farm of Kare Deshe lie on the former village grounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #76. Also gives causes of depopulation.
  2. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 11
  3. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 71
  4. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, Appendix 2, p. 134
  5. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Safad, p. 42
  6. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 111
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 121
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 171

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