|Grid position||187/298 PAL|
|Governorate||South Lebanon Governorate|
|Elevation||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Srifa is a town in Southern Lebanon, located in Tyre District, Governorate of South Lebanon. It is located 22 kilometres east of the city Tyros and 90 kilometers south of the capital Beirut. It is the birthplace of Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010.
In 1875, during the late Ottoman era, Victor Guérin found here an ancient column, and a few cut stones, proving that the place was an ancient site. Guérin found that the village had 150 Metawileh villagers.
In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it: "A village, built of stone, containing about 200 Metawileh, it is situated on a hill, and surrounded by olives, figs, and arable land. Water from a spring; and cisterns in the village."
- From personal name; according to Palmer, 1881, p. 32
- "Miss USA from powerful Shiite family", msnbc.com, Associated Press, May 17, 2010, retrieved May 17, 2010
- Guérin, 1880, pp. 258-259; as cited in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 138
- Guérin, 1880, pp. 258-259
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, pp. 93-94
- HRW, 2007, pp. 82- 88
- Srifa was a bustling hillside village. Then yesterday the Israeli jets came, Clancy Chassay, 20 July 2006, The Guardian
- HRW, 2007, pp. 103-104
- Human Rights Watch (HRW), September 2007, "Why They Died", Civilian Casualties in Lebanon during the 2006 War
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 1. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Guérin, Victor (1880). Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (in French). 3: Galilee, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale.
- HRW (2007). Why They Died: Civilian Casualties in Lebanon During the 2006 War. Human Rights Watch.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.