Umm az-Zinat

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Umm az Zinat
Umm az Zinat is located in Mandatory Palestine
Umm az Zinat
Umm az Zinat
Arabic أُم الزينات
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°38′50″N 35°03′47.8″E / 32.64722°N 35.063278°E / 32.64722; 35.063278Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 35°03′47.8″E / 32.64722°N 35.063278°E / 32.64722; 35.063278
Palestine grid 156/228
Population 1,470 (1945[1])
Area 22,156[1] dunams
Date of depopulation May 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Fear of being caught up in the fighting
Current localities Eliakim

Umm az-Zinat (Arabic: أُم الزينات‎, Umm ez Zînât) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 War on May 15, 1948 by Golani Brigade's Fourth Battalion. It was located 20.5 km southeast of Haifa.

At the time of the 1931 census, Umm az Zinat had 209 occupied houses and a population of 1020 Muslims and 9 Christians.[3]

In 1945, the village had a population of 1,470.[1] Umm al-Zinat had an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1888.

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  1. ^ a b c Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 49
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #164. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  3. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 97

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