Mughr al-Khayt

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Mughr al-Khayt

Mughr al Kheit[1]
Mughr al-Khayt is located in Mandatory Palestine
Mughr al-Khayt
Mughr al-Khayt
Coordinates: 32°59′19″N 35°32′17″E / 32.98861°N 35.53806°E / 32.98861; 35.53806Coordinates: 32°59′19″N 35°32′17″E / 32.98861°N 35.53806°E / 32.98861; 35.53806
Palestine grid200/266
Geopolitical entityMandatory Palestine
Date of depopulationMay 2, 1948[1]
 • Total6,627 dunams (6.627 km2 or 2.559 sq mi)
 • Total490[2][3]
Cause(s) of depopulationMilitary assault by Yishuv forces
Current LocalitiesChatzor ha-Gelilit and Ro'sh Pinna

Mughr al-Khayt was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 2, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach. It was located 4.5 km northeast of Safad. In 1945 it had a population of 490 Muslims.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #50. Also gives cause of depopulation
  2. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 10
  3. ^ a b c Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 70


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