|Also Spelled||Deir Tarif|
|Date of depopulation||July 10, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
The Romans referred to Dayr Tarif as Bethariph. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on July 10, 1948 by the Ninth Commando Battalion of the Armored Brigade of Operation Dani. The village on attack was defemded by the Jordanian Army, but Dayr Tarif was mostly destroyed with the exception of its school, which was founded in 1920, and in 1947 it had an enrollment of 171 students.
In 1948 the village had apopulation of 2,030.
- Morris, 2004, p xix village #221. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Guérin, M. V. (1875): Description Géographique, Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine. Samarie, 2 pt. ("Seconde partie -Samarie")("Tome II") p. 391
- Hadawi, Sami (1970), Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
- Morris, Benny (2004), The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6
- Welcome To Dayr Tarif
- Dayr Tarif, from the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
- Dayr Tarif, Palestine-family.net
- Dayr Tarif, pictures, Palestine-family.net
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