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1860 Arab Refugees

Arab RefugeesIn 1860, entire Algerian tribes immigrated en masse to Safed. The Muslims of Safed, are “mostly descended from these Moorish settlers and from Kurds that came earlier to the city.”

Source: De Haas, Jacob, History of Palestine, The Last Two Thousand Years, New York, 1934, p. 425.

“I learn of the arrival of about 6,000 of the Beni Sukhr Arabs at Tiberias who are very seldom seen this side of the Jordan.”

Source: British Consul James Finn in apers Relating to the Disturbances in Syria, no. 2, June 1860, p. 35.

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