Umm ash Shauf

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Umm al-Shawf
Umm al-Shawf is located in Mandatory Palestine
Umm al-Shawf
Umm al-Shawf
Arabic أُم الشوف
Also spelled Umm al Shauf
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°33′12.05″N 35°02′55.3″E / 32.5533472°N 35.048694°E / 32.5533472; 35.048694Coordinates: 32°33′12.05″N 35°02′55.3″E / 32.5533472°N 35.048694°E / 32.5533472; 35.048694
Palestine grid 154/217
Population 480 (1945[1])
Area 7,426[1] dunams
Date of depopulation May 12–14, 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Givat Nili[3]

Umm al-Shawf or Umm ash Shauf (Arabic: أُم الشوف‎‎, Umm esh Shauf) was a Palestinian Arab village located 29.5 km south of Haifa, on the sloping section of Wadi al-Marah. It was depopulated as a result of a military assault between May 12–14, just before the outbreak of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.


  1. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 49
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p.xviii village #157. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  3. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 199


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