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District of Jaffa
الشيخ موّنس - א-שיח' מוניס
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 30, 1948
Distance from district center 8.5 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #9 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Terror gangs of Irgun Zvai Leumi
Israeli acts of terror The IZL kidnapped five of the village leaders at the end of March 1948
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
al-Sheikh Muwnnis was mostly destroyed with the exception of few village houses currently occupied by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis

Either in December 1947 or January 1948 the leaders of al-Shaykh Muwannis, al-Mas'udiyya, al-Jammasin, and the mukhtars of 'Arab Abu Kishk and Ijlil met with Haganah representative in the house of Avraham Schapira in Petah Tikva and expressed desire for peace. Despite the commitment of these villages not harbor any Arab Liberation Armies or local Arab Militia, they were all completely ethnically cleansed. In late March, al-Shaykh Muwannis inhabitants were intimidate into fleeing after the kidnapping of village leaders.

Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,456
Jewish 3,545
Public 971
Total 15,972
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 3,749 690
Irrigated & Plantation 69 18
Planted W/ Cereal 7,185 2,803
Built up 41 0
Cultivable 11,003 3,511
Non-Cultivable 1,383 34
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 664
1931 1,154
1945 1,930
1948 2,239
Est. Refugees 1998 13,749
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 273
1948 529
Town's name through history al-Sheikh Muwnnis was named after a local religious figure, al-Shaykh Muwannis, whose shrine was in the village.
Schools al-Shaykh Muwannis had two schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys founded in 1932 and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 232 boys; the 2nd was an elementary school for girls founded in 1943, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 34 girls in 1945.
Nearby wadies & rivers The village is situated 1 (km) north of the al-'Awja River.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tel Aviv University is occupying some of the village lands.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"A number of houses, exhibiting a variety of architectural features, remain; they are occupied by Jewish families. One of them is a two-storey house with a one-storey annex; it is made of cement and has rectangular doors and windows and flat roofs. Another is a two-storey, two-unit, symmetrical house with two front porches on the top floor. Each porch is defined by five lancet arches. A single wall of another house stands alone, topped by a post that supports an electric wire."

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احمد القرعاني القرعاني -
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المهندس عبدالله الحجاوي نوفل عمان, الأردن
Mo3taz ابو حسنين -
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AhmadZalabia Zalabia Qatar, Qatar
ابن الشيخ مؤنس بيدس الجبيل , الجبيل
جهاد المهر - -
abu 3arfa Arafa Norway
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ابو باسل - حولى-الكويت, الكويت
khalidboba - Salfit, Salfit
أبوكحيل أبوكحيل Irbid
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جمال الحجاوي الحجاوي عمان , الأردن
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هشام الشغنوبي - -
عمر شرقاوي شرقاوي uae
MUNA BEIDAS - -
ABU-SAIF - saudi arabia
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Majdi Zayyat zayyat -
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رائد محمد التك التك -
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ابو المجاهد آل بركات عنبتا, عنبتا
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