|Date of depopulation||April 1, 1948|
|Current localities||Sha'ar Efraim|
Fardisya was a Palestinian Arab hamlet in the Tulkarm Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 1, 1948, under Operation Coastal Clearing. It was 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) south of Tulkarm. Fardisya was mostly destroyed with the exception of a single deserted house.
Fardisa was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 with all of Palestine, and in 1596 it appeared in the tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Bani Sa'b of the Liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 83, (13 households and 2 bachelors), all Muslim. The villagers paid a fixed tax-rate of 33% various agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, goats and/or beehives in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 5,000 akçe. All the revenues went to a waqf.
In 1838, Furdisia was noted as a village in the Beni Sa'ab area, west of Nablus. In 1870, Victor Guérin noted that the village was situated on a hill. In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described "a small village near the edge of the hills, remarkable only from a palm growing at it.”
British Mandate era
In 1945, Fardisiya had a population of 20 Muslims with a total of 1,092 dunums of land. Of this, a total of 187 dunams were plantations and irrigated land, 388 dunums were for cereals, while 19 dunams were classified as “built-up” areas.
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