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Welcome To Hawsha
District of Haifa
هوشة - הושה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 16, 1948
Distance from district center 13 (km) East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #3 on the map
Israeli military operation Mishmar Ha'emek Battle
Israeli attacking brigade Carmeli Brigade
Defenders Local militia & Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Hawsha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 0
Jewish 894
Public 7
Total 901
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 165
1931 202
1945 400
1948 464
Est. Refugees 1998 2,850
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 53
1948 121
Town's name through history Hawsha may have been named after al-Nabi Hushan, and for whom the village maintained a Shrine/Maqam for.
Shrines/maqams Maqam for a Nabi Hushan
Archeological sites Hawsha contained a number of ancient ruins which consisted of the foundations of buildings, a maqam (shrine) for a Nabi Hushan, a well, rock-cut tombs, and a mosaic floor.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Usha, Arab township of Shefa 'Amr, and Ramat Yochanan.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The village has been destroyed, and the fenced-in area has been declared an archaeological site. Not one house from the village has been left intact, although parts of the walls of about twenty houses are still standing, and the outlines of windows and doorways in the masonry are visible. A maqam (shrine) also lies close by."

 

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