Al-Manshiyya, Tiberias

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Arabic المنشية
Name meaning From personal name[1]
Subdistrict Tiberias
Palestine grid 203/233
Date of depopulation March 3, 1948
Current localities Beit Zera[2]

Al-Manshiyya (Arabic: المنشية‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tiberias Subdistrict.[citation needed] It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on March 3, 1948.[citation needed] It was located 11 kilometres south of Tiberias.[citation needed]


Al-Manshiyya region in historical perspective.

The village was located 0.5 km south of Umm Junieh or Khirbat Umm Juni, and the two villages were usually described together.[citation needed] In 1799, in the late Ottoman period, Um Junieh was noted as "ruins" on the map of Pierre Jacotin.[3] In 1875, Victor Guérin noted Um Junieh as a village.[4] In the 1881 Survey of Western Palestine Umm Junieh was described as having 250 inhabitants, all Muslim.[5] They noted that it was possible that Umm Junieh was the place which Josephus called Union.[6]

In the 1880s the land of Khirbat Umm Juni and Al-Manshiyya was bought on behalf of the Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. The Arab inhabitants continued to farm the land as tenant farmers.[7]

A population list from about 1887 showed that Kiryet Umm Juny had about 330 Muslim inhabitants.[8] In 1911, the land was resold to the Jewish National Fund.

In the 1922 census of Palestine, there were 79 Muslim residents in Khirbat Umm Juneh,[9] while no number is available for Al-Manshiyya.[7][dubious ]

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  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 136
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 533
  3. ^ Karmon, 1960, p. 167
  4. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 283
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p.362. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 532
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, 371
  7. ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 532
  8. ^ Schumacher, 1888, p. 187
  9. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Tiberias, p. 39


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