Arab al-Nufay'at

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Arab al-Nufay'at
Arabic عرب النفيعات
Also spelled Arab al Nufeiat[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Palestine grid 139/202
Population 820[2][3] (1945)
Date of depopulation April 10, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Expulsion by Yishuv forces
Current localities Mikhmoret[4]

Arab al-Nufay'at 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 45 km south of Haifa.


The population in 1945 was 820, all Muslims.[2][3]

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 al-Nufay'at, together with the villagers of Arab al-Fuqara and Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri, were ordered to leave the area.[5]


  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #181. 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. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 145
  5. ^ Morris, 2004, p. 245, note631


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