Jubata ez-Zeit

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Jubata ez-Zeit
جباتا الزيت
Jubata ez-Zeit is located in Syria
Jubata ez-Zeit
Jubata ez-Zeit
Jubata ez-Zeit in Syria
Coordinates: 33°15′N 35°44′E / 33.250°N 35.733°E / 33.250; 35.733Coordinates: 33°15′N 35°44′E / 33.250°N 35.733°E / 33.250; 35.733
Country  Syria
Governorate Quneitra
District Quneitra District
Region Golan Heights
Destroyed 1967
Elevation 979 m (3,215 ft)
Population (1967)
 • Total 1,500-2,000 (individual estimate)

Jubata ez-Zeit (Arabic: جباتا الزيت‎‎, Jubātā az-Zayt)[1] was a Syrian village situated in the far north of the Golan Heights. According to an Arab resident of a nearby town, it had a population of around 1,500 to 2,000 people prior to the Six-Day War.[2]


Jubata ez-Zeit is an Arabic name that translates into English as "olive oil pit," and refers to the olive trees that grew in the village which remain present today.[3]


Towards the end of the Six Day War in June 1967, the area was declared a closed military zone. About half of the residents of Jubat ez-Zeit fled during the fighting. The remaining half were evicted by the Israeli Army after the war.[2] and the village was razed.[4] In the early 1970s, the Israeli settlement of Neve Ativ was built on the site of the former village.[5][6]


Jubata ez-Zeit was located in a wadi whose name was transcribed by Edward Robinson and Eli Smith as Wady Khǔshābeh during their travels in the region in the mid-19th-century. The wadi extends out to the southwest from the base of the southwestern peak of Jabal esh-Sheikh.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Batatu 1999, p. 338 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Batatup338" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b Murphy & Gannon 2008, p. 149
  3. ^ Dar 1993, p. 168
  4. ^ Murphy & Gannon 2008, p. 163
  5. ^ Humphries, Isabelle. In the Ghost Towns of the Occupied Golan, Five Villages Defiantly Wave the Syrian Flag Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August 2006
  6. ^ Murphy & Gannon 2008, p. 151
  7. ^ Robinson & Smith 1857, p. 405


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