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Al-Ras al-Ahmar

This article is about the former Palestinian village in Safad Sub-district. For the present village in Tubas Governorate of the West Bank, see Khirbet ar-Ras al-Ahmar.
Al-Ras al-Ahmar
Subdistrict Safad

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Palestine grid 194/271
Population 620[1] (1945)
Area 7,934[1] dunams
Date of depopulation October 30, 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Kerem Ben Zimra

Al-Ras al-Ahmar was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on October 30, 1948 by the Israeli 7th Armored Brigade during Operation Hiram. It was located 8.5 km north of Safad.

In 1945, al-Ras al-Ahmar had a population of 620. An elementary school for boys was founded during the British Mandate period. Mosaics and wine presses with tessellated floors have been unearthed from the Byzantine period.


  1. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 71.
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #39. Also gives cause of depopulation.



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