Al-Zanghariyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Also Spelled Zanghariya[1]
District Safad
Coordinates 32°56′29.20″N 35°35′10.25″E / 32.941444°N 35.5861806°E / 32.941444; 35.5861806Coordinates: 32°56′29.20″N 35°35′10.25″E / 32.941444°N 35.5861806°E / 32.941444; 35.5861806
Population 840 (1945)
Area 27,918 dunums
Date of depopulation May 4, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Secondary cause Expulsion by Yishuv forces

Al-Zanghariyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Safad. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 4, 1948 under Operation Matate. It was located 8.5 km southeast of Safad, near Wadi al-Ghara. The village was later burned and destroyed on the 17th of June 1948.

In 1945, the village had a total population of 840. The village was named after the 'Arab al-Zanghariyya Bedouin tribe, who first used the village as a camping site. Today the moshav settlement of Elifelet and the private farm of Kare Deshe lie on the former village grounds.


  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #76. Also gives causes of depopulation.


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