Infobox Former Arab villages in Palestine
date=30 October 1948
Suhmata was the site of the ruins of a
Byzantineera church.cite web|title=Welcome to Suhmata|publisher=Palestine Remembered|accessdate=2007-12-12|url= http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Suhmata/index.html] The Crusaders referred to Suhmata by the name of the castle they built there, Samueth. The castle was rebuilt by Dhaher el-Omarin the latter half of the eighteenth century.
In the Ottoman era, an elementary school for boys was founded in the village (1886), and during the
British Mandate in Palestine, an agricultural school was established. These schools, a mosque, a church, two rain-fed irrigation pools, and some 288 houses made up the built-up protion of the village just prior to the outbreak of the 1948 war.
Operation Hiram, on 30 October 1948, the First Battalionof Israel's Golani Brigadeassaulted the village, resulting in the exodus of its villagers. The refugees and descendants of refugees from Suhmata are estimated to number some 8,050 people today.
The village is the focus of the 1996 play "Sahmatah" by
Hanna Eadyand Ed Mast. [http://www.ameu.org/summary1.asp?iid=67]
List of villages depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war
* [http://www.zochrot.org/index.php?id=386 Suhmata is here] Nakba in Hebrew.
* [http://www.nakbainhebrew.org/index.php?id=386 Suhmata is Here (29/10/2005)]
* [http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Suhmata/index.html Suhmata at Palestineremembered]
* http://www.yairgil.com/051029-zochrot/index.htm (29/10/2005)
* http://jacobk9.tripod.com/id37.html (29/10/2005)
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