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This article is about the village in South Lebanon. For other uses, see Haditha (disambiguation).
Map showing the location of Haddatha within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Haddatha within Lebanon
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°10′N 35°23′E / 33.167°N 35.383°E / 33.167; 35.383Coordinates: 33°10′N 35°23′E / 33.167°N 35.383°E / 33.167; 35.383
Grid position 186/285 PAL
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Bint Jbeil District
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Haddatha (حداتا) [1] is a village in Bint Jbeil District in Southern Lebanon.


In 1596, it was named as a village, ‘“Hadata” in the Ottoman nahiya (subdistrict) of Tibnin under the liwa' (district) of Safad, with a population of 52 households, all Muslim. The villagers paid a fixed tax-rate of 25% on agricultural products, such as wheat, barley, fruit trees, goats and beehives, in addition to "occasional revenues”; a total of 4,640 akçe.[2][3]

In 1838, Edward Robinson noted the village on his travels in the region.[4]

In 1875, Victor Guérin found the population to be exclusively Metualis.[5] In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described Haddatha: "A village, built of stone, containing about 150 Metawileh, on hill-top; a few grapes, figs and olives, and arable cultivation; there is a spring near and cisterns in village; a birket for cattle."[6]

During the 2006 Lebanon War, Israel shelled a house with 6 civilians, killing all of them. They were aged from 50 to 80 years old.[7]


  1. ^ from a personal name, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 72
  2. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 184
  3. ^ Note that Rhode, 1979, p. 6 writes that the register that Hütteroth and Abdulfattah studied was not from 1595/6, but from 1548/9
  4. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, p. 376
  5. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 385
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 201
  7. ^ HRW, 2007, pp. 117-118


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