Mughr al-Khayt

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Mughr al-Khayt
Mughr al-Khayt is located in Mandatory Palestine
Mughr al-Khayt
Mughr al-Khayt
Also spelled Mughr al Kheit[1]
Subdistrict Safad
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 grid 200/266
Population 490[2][3] (1945)
Area 6,627[3] dunams
Date of depopulation May 2, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Chatzor 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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