Biriyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 2, 1948 by The Palmach's First Battalion of Operation Yiftach.

Notable Places in the Area

Birya Fortress is a fortress built during the British Mandate near . Photo: Tomer hu, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a 15th-century synagogue in , , named after 15th-century rabbi and kabbalist, Isaac Abuhav. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Rebecca Sieff Hospital is a general hospital in , that serves the residents of Safed, the and the northern . is situated 2½ km south of Biriyya.

Military facility
Ein Zeitim was an agricultural settlement about 2 km north of first established in 1891.

Localities in the Area

is an agricultural village in northern . Photo: Boazshlomi, Public domain.

is a city in the region of , and is one of the oldest centers for Jewish learning and spirituality, home to the Kabbalah movement which is popular with celebrities. Photo: Beny Shlevich, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a community settlement near in the in northern . is situated 3 km northeast of Biriyya. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.5.


32.9783° or 32° 58' 42" north
35.4997° or 35° 29' 59" east
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824 metres (2,703 feet)
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: بيريا
  • Dutch: Biriyya
  • Hebrew: ביריה
  • Persian: بیریا
  • Urdu: بیریا
  • Beria
  • Biria
  • Biriya
  • Biriyah
  • Biryah
  • Biryyah
  • Birīya Bet
  • Bīrya
  • Bīrī
  • ‘Ain Bīryā

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