Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri

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Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri
Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri
Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri
Arabic عرب ظهرة الضميري
Also spelled Dumeira, al[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°27′31″N 34°54′24″E / 32.45861°N 34.90667°E / 32.45861; 34.90667Coordinates: 32°27′31″N 34°54′24″E / 32.45861°N 34.90667°E / 32.45861; 34.90667
Palestine grid 141/207
Population 620[2][3] (1945)
Date of depopulation April 10, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Expulsion by Yishuv forces

Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 10, 1948. It was located 40 km south of Haifa.

History[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Al Damaireh had a population of 227 Muslims.[4]

The population in 1945 was 620, all Muslims,[2] with a total of 1,387 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[3] Of this, Arabs used 263 dunams for cereals,[5] while a total of 512 dunams were non-cultivable land.[6]

On 6 April 1948, the Haganah implemented a new policy for the coastal plains, namely of clearing the whole area of its Arab inhabitants. On 10 April the villagers of Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri, together with the villagers of Arab al-Fuqara and Arab al-Nufay'at, were ordered to leave the area.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #179. Also gives cause of depopulation
  2. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 13
  3. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 47
  4. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Haifa, p. 35
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 89
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 139
  7. ^ Morris, 2004, p. 245, note631

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