The village was situated in a flat, volcanic area that had reddish soil, northwest of Lake Tiberias. A highway that led to Safad and Tiberias passed a short distance to the east of it. It may have acquired its name from a nearby well, Jubb Yusuf ('Joseph's well'). The site was also known as
The modern village was small, with closely-packed houses made of mud, basalt stones, and limestone. It had a mosque that was surmounted by a dome. A large number of wells and springs provided water for both domestic use and irrigation. The springs attracted the Bedouin of the 'Arab al-Suyyad tribe, who settled the village, worked the land, and made up the majority of its (entirely Muslim) population. Their main crops were grain, vegetables, fruits, and olives. In 1944/45 they planted 2,477 dunums in cereals. A tomb for a local religious teacher, Shaykh 'Abdallah, was located in the village, and several khirbas lay to the east.
Units of the Arab Liberation Army (ALA) engaged with Jewish convoys south of Jubb Yusuf at least twice in the early weeks of the war. In both cases, on 12 February and 26 February 1948, British forces intervened to stop the fighting, according to records kept by ALA commander Fawzi al-Qawuqji.
In the second half of April 1948, the Haganah launched Operation Yiftach (see Abil al-Qamh, Safad sub-disctrict). In his report to the Haganah General Staff on 22 April, Palmach commander Yigal Allon recommended 'an attempt to clear out the beduins encamped between the Jordan [River], and Jubb Yusuf and the Sea of Galilee.' Israeli historian Benny Morris, who quotes the report, also states that the village itself was not attacked until 4 May, at which time its residents were probably expelled.
The settlement of 'Ammi'ad (201259), established in 1946 on village land, is north of the village site.
All that remains of the village are the thorn-covered khan and the domed tomb of Shaykh 'Abdallah. Fig and carob trees grow on the site. The village land is cultivated by the settlement of 'Ammi'ad. Near the site are structures belonging to the water project that diverts water from the Jordan for use in Israel, including the water pumping station at al-Tabigha (6 km to the south), which draws water from Lake Tiberias.