Barrat Qisarya

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Barrat Qisarya
Barrat Qisarya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Barrat Qisarya
Barrat Qisarya
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°30′34″N 34°55′00″E / 32.50944°N 34.91667°E / 32.50944; 34.91667Coordinates: 32°30′34″N 34°55′00″E / 32.50944°N 34.91667°E / 32.50944; 34.91667
Palestine grid 143/213
Date of depopulation mid-April, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Secondary cause Expulsion by Yishuv forces
Current localities Or Akiva[2]

Barrat Qisarya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 15, 1948. Today traces of walls, glass, marble fragments, and pottery fragments in the sand dunes are visible. It was located 32 km southwest of Haifa.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #375. Also gives causes of depopulation.
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, pp. 154-155


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