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Abu Zurayq

Abu Zurayq
Also spelled Abu Zureiq
Subdistrict Haifa

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Palestine grid 162/226
Population 550 (1945)
Area 6,493 dunams
Date of depopulation April 12–13, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Secondary cause Expulsion by Yishuv forces

Abu Zurayq was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine, situated near Wadi Abu Zurayq. It was depopulated on April 12–13 during and after the Battle of Mishmar HaEmek of the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine.

In 1945, it had a population of 550.[2] Paleolithic stone tools have been found in Tell Abu Zreiq within the former village lands, as well as the remains of a Bronze Age farmhouse.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #153. Also gives causes of depopulation.
  2. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 47. Also gives land area in dunams.
  3. ^ Gonen, 1992.



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