SafedAccording to the Christian French traveler Laurent d’ Arvieux

Five thousand Jews, Spanish, Italian, and German—driven east by oppression, settled in Hebron, Gaza, Ramleh, Nablus, Safed, Tiberias and Sidon. In the last town they were locked at night in their quarter, with the key in the possession of the governor.”

Source: De Haas, Jacob; History of Palestine – The Last Two Thousand Years. Darvieux, Memoires, I, p 307