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Yubla

Place
Yubla — يُبْلَى
District
Galilee
Average Elevation
25 m
Subdistrict
Baysan
Distance from Baysan
9 km
Population
Year Arab Total
1944/45 210
1931 88
Land Ownership (1944/45) in dunums
Year Arab Jewish Public Total
1944/45 2051 1758 1356 5165
Land Use (1944/45) in dunums
Use Arab Jewish Public Total
Non-Cultivable & Built-up (Total)
Use Arab Jewish Public Total
Non-Cultivable 31 1012 1043
Built-up 12 10 22
43 10 1012 1065 (21%)
Cultivable (Total)
Use Arab Jewish Public Total
Cereal 1971 1748 344 4063
Plantation and Irrigable 37 37
Citrus and Bananas 25 25
2033 1748 344 4125 (80%)
Number of Houses (1931)
23

The village stood on the southern side of a natural, shallow trough through which Wadi al-Tayyiba flowed. Down the hill to the north, between the wadi and the village, was the spring of Ayn Yubla, which was the inhabitants' main source of fresh water. Marshlands covered most of the areas to the north and the northwest of the site. A secondary road that passed through several villages linked Yubla to the highway leading to Baysan, and dirt paths connected it to other villages in the area.   The site was known to the Crusaders as Hubeleth. During the Mandate, the houses of the village, which was classified as a hamlet by the Palestine Index Gazetteer, were built along the roads, especially the one to Ayn Yubla. The villagers were Muslims, and worked primarily in agriculture, cultivating grain, vegetables, and other crops. In 1944/45 a total of 25 dunums was devoted to citrus and bananas and 1,971 dunums were allotted to cereals; 37 dunums were irrigated or used for orchards. Khirbat Umm al-Su'ud, about 1.5 km southeast of the village, contained rough stone enclosures and traces of walls.

There are no Israeli settlements on village lands. In 1937, Zionists established the settlement of Benei Brit 2 km northwest of the village site on land that traditionally belonged to the still-existing village of al-Tayyiba. Its name was changed to Moledet in 1952.

The site and part of the lands are fenced in by barbed wire and are used by Israelis as a cow pasture. A number of tall date palms, some almond trees, and cactuses grow near the village stream.