Ruins of Al-‘Al
|Elevation||366 m (1,204 ft)|
Al ‘Al (Arabic: العال, trans. "the high place"), is a former Syrian village in the southern Golan Heights, on the southern tributary of Wadi es-Samekh. Israel occupied the area during the Six-Day War. The village was abandoned and dismantled.
During the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, the name was spelt "El Al" on French maps.
Archaeological remains of several Roman and Greek artifacts at the site gives evidence of ancient settlement. In 1812, the place was described as a "ruined village". A modern village was probably established during the second half of the 19th century. In 1884 it was reported that the village contained 65 dwellings, including 320 inhabitants and was a "large, well-built village on the point of reviving".
- CIA map: Golan Heights and vicinity - showing Al ‘Al as an abandoned/dismantled Syrian village.
- Dan Urman, Paul V. M. Flesher (1998). Ancient synagogues: historical analysis and archaeological discovery. Brill Publishers. pp. 569–573. ISBN 90-04-11254-5.
- Golan map showing Al ‘Al as a destroyed Arab village.
- Kenneth M. Pollack (2004). Arabs at war: military effectiveness, 1948-1991. University of Nebraska Press. p. 493. ISBN 0-8032-8783-6.