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Welcome To Qumbaza, Khirbat
District of Haifa
خربة قمبازة - ח'ירבת קומבאזה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 15, 1948
Distance from district center 21.5 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #22 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely obliterated
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Qumbaza, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Number of houses (1931): 442 (includes ljzim, Khirbat al-Manara, al-Mazar, Shaykh al-Burayk, al-Washahiyya)
Town's name through history Canaanites referred to the village by Kartah.
Shrines/maqams A maqam for al-Shaykh Quttayna
Nearby wadies & rivers Khirbat Qumbaza was situated 3 km away from Wadi al-Mileh
Archeological sites Khirbat Quttayna has been identified by some scholars as the Canaanite Kartah
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Some of village lands are being used by the Israeli army as military training ground and the rest are occupied by the settlement of Kerem Maharal.
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According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The entire area is reserved for military training."

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