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al-Sawafir

One of the Villages/Cities of Gaza District, find here important information and profiles from al-Sawafir.

Where Was al-Sawafir Located?

al-Sawafir is located in the northern part of Gaza District, east of Isdud, north of Ibdis, as shown on the map.

al-Sawafir (al-Gharbiyya, al-Shamaliyya, al-Sharqiyya):

al-Sawafir al-Gharbiyya:

Two settlements were established on al-Sawafir al-Gharbiyya village land. All of the houses are gone. An old village road is clearly visible. The cemetery is overgrown with wild vegetation. The adjacent lands are cultivated by Israeli farmers.

al-Sawafir al-Shamaliyya:

There are no Israeli settlements on the lands of al-Sawafir al-Shamaliyya village. A few vacant houses and segments of houses, standing amidst wild vegetation, mark the site. An old village road is also identifiable.

al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya:

No al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya village houses remain on the site. New buildings stand on the spot where the mosque used to be.

Source: Palestine 1948
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