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Welcome To al-Sarkas, Khirbat
District of Haifa
خربة السركس - ח'ירבת א-סרכס
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 15, 1948
Distance from district center 42 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #50 on the map
Israeli military operation Most likely Coastal Clearing
Refugees' migration route Many of the villagers were expelled to Tulkarm area, many are still living there and are known by el-Sharkas.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely defaced
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Sarkas, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 383
1948 751
Est. Refugees 1998 4,609
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 80
1948 156
Inhabitants place of origin Khirbat al-Sarkas was founded by Circassians from Russia who have been cleansed from their country by the Rassian Czarist armies in the 19th century.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Gan Shemu'el & Talmey EI'azar
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Cactuses and spikes of grain are scattered across the site; there are no traces of any landmarks or houses."

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