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District of Jerusalem
عين كارم - עין כארם
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 18, 1948
Distance from district center 7.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 650 (meters)
Map location See location number #20 on the map
Israeli attacking brigade Irgun Zvai Leumi, Gadna (Haganah Youth Battalions) and the Home Guard.
Defenders Local militia
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
Ein Karim mostly survived the destruction which plagued the neighboring villages, many of its houses are currently occupied by Israeli Jewish settlers, and some house are occupied by Palestinian Chistians families who were ethnically cleansed out of Iqrit, northeast of Acre.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Some 150 Palestinian internal refugees families were resettled in the village, however, the original residents were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans or hamolas The clans of Zagaab, al-Harith, al-Thouwar, Hazin, & Ali.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,449
Jewish 1,362
Public 218
Total 15,029
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 7,953 7
Area planted w/ olives 4,300 0
Planted W/ Cereal 1,175 24
Built up 1,024 680
Cultivable 9,128 31
Non-Cultivable 3,515 651
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1596 160
1922 1,735
1931 2,637
1945 3,180
1948 3,689
Est. Refugees 1998 22,653
Number of houses In (1931): 555 (includes 'Ayn al-Rawwas and 'Ayn al-Khandaq)
Town's name through history During the Crusades period, Ein Karim was known as St. Jehan de Bois.
Schools Ein Karim had two elementary schools, one was for boys and the other for girls.
Notable people from town al-Shaykh 'Isa Mannun, who was dean of the Islamic Foundation College at al-Azhar University in Egypt, and also Salih al-Sobani the first Palestinian martyr in 1936 rebellion (1st intifadah).
Local council 'Ayn Karim had a local council which ran its administrative affairs.
Religious institutions Since 'Umar Ib al-Khatab visited and prayed in the village soon after the Muslim Arab conquest in the 7th century, a mosque has been erected for this occasion (which remains standing to this date). The village also has several churches and monasteries including a Church for John the Baptist, the Franciscan monastery, the Church of the Visitation, the Convent of Saint Zecharia, and the Church of the Lady of Sahyun and her tombs, see Pictures section for details.
Nearby wadies & rivers Wadi Ahmad crossed the village.
Water supplies The spring or 'Ayn Maryam used to provide the village with fresh water supplies.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Beyt Zayit, Even Sapir, 'En Karem, the home for Hadassah hospital, and the municipality of West Jerusalem.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The village houses are inhabited by Jewish families. One Christian Arab family, exiled from the village of Iqrit (Acre District) in 1949, lives in the village, in an old school building attached to the Francis can monastery. Some of the larger houses are beautiful lime stone buildings two or three storeys high with arched windows and doors recessed into a larger arched facade. Some doors open onto balconies with metal railings. There are seven Christian churches and monasteries in the village. The village mosque, in a state of disrepair, still stands with its minaret."

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Lama Obeid Ali -
ola sulaiman ali -
عبد الرحمن عيد - جبل الهاشمي الشمالي, الأردن jordan
شكري محمود منون الظوار عمان, الاردن
JOHN MURPHY ALI GRAND PRARIRE,USA
سعدي ابوطارق العكرماوي ال على dallas, usa
ابو محمد الحارث عمان, الاردن
Mohammad Ismail - -
محمد المشني علي عمان
عبد الحميد محمد بحلق بشق - زغب الأردن, الأردن
عامر سمرين ال علي -
belal.web.jo آل علي عمان , الاردن
zaid ismail زغب -
Abdullah al-Zoghbi ali Riyadh - Amman, KSA - JORDAN
RAIF HZAYEN ALI DAMMAM , KSA
akram eid ali -
ابو جلال ال حارث الرياض, الرياض
amjad - -
Rasha Mustafa Hamzeh Al Ali -
جمال عوده abo sharaf عوده الصالح jordan, jordan
abuasshad - -
محمود محمد التعمري - الخبر
Anas Farhan Al Dwar -
ابراهيم اسماعيل اسماعيل رام الله, فلسطين
عبد السلام الحارث -
BONITO - amman
محمد درباس زغب الاردن, الاردن
Qusay Hozayen - -
فادي إسعيد زغب DUBAI- U.A.E
leeza zeidan zaghab -
s SUHAILAH DWAR AMMAN, JORDAN
Rana - Ramallah
وليد الغباري السباح -
s - Jordan
Ismail Sumrain Ali nsw, Austuralia
shorouq ismail zaghab -
Anas Saeed زغب -
Mohammad Qasim Ali -
عبدالحميد هادي ال علي Amman, Jordan
راغب قصراوي عمان , الاردن
raed ekermawe eseed zagab amman, jordan
بيت المقدس - الأردن
Rula Ali amman, jordan
Ahmed Waheeb Rabe'ah Zaghab Amman, Jordan
Lubna Wardeh - -
كفاح معروف العكرماوي - -
kefah m al ekrmawi خلف القدس
m-huzayen al ali jordan, jordan
شمس الدين شموسي العكرماوي السباح -
ISLAM ABUSALEM - AMMAN, JORDAN
Isra' Al Bakri zaghab victoria, australia
S.Hz - -
ابوطارق العكرماوي - tx, usa
ammar abu rouza zaghab -
AngieOfdie Al THWAR _AL MASHNE amman, jordan
eslam123 علي ammman, jordan
عطا شحادة الحارث عمان, الاردن
ch3ban yasur -
رحال - jordan, jordan
Murad Hamzeh Ali -
Roula - -
طلال بهاء زكي الزرقا Zaghab,Al-zarka Uae, Dubai
bahaa aLZARKA Za'3ab (AlZarka) -
Sobhi Shaikh Skaikh Qatar, Qatar
Dana Ismail Zaggab Jordan, Jordan
Abo mazen Ali k.s.a (riyadh), k.s.a (riyadh)
nadia Alsoubani soubani/salem -
mahmoud ismail - -
mayoos ali amman
sally omar 2al Zahagb Abu-Dhabi, UAE
Omar 2al Zahgb Amman, Jordan
Palestirebel - Ontario, Canada
Mohammad Ibraheem Mustafa Ali - -
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Faten Zeidan Zaghab Ontario, Canada
Aladdin Mousa Sabah Sweden
Nida Khallad zagab UAE
mustafa heyaba Ali new jersy, united states
Ibrahim Hzayen Ali California, United States
tariq abusalem abusalem -
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Pattol Zeidan Hazin -
james KARMY KARMY USA
Fida Khallad Zaghab -
Stevie Hazin Ali NY, NY
Firas Hamzeh Ali Jordan, Jordan
Abdelhakim Hamzeh Ali -
Legend F - Aleppo, Syria
Mustafa Zeidan Aal Zagaab Victoria, Australia
Ala`a Soubani Al- Dwar Amman, Jordan
Khali Ishabib Ali Dubai, UAE
Tawfic Farhan Al Dwar -
dr.wisam hzayen ali amman, jordan
Hesham Hazin Ali NJ, USA
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mohammad al_a3raj - -
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Tariq F. Zeidan zaghab ON, Canada
Ghadah Obeid Ali Amman, Jordan
Moustafa Hazin Ali (dar Haboob) NJ, USA
MightyN Zaghab -
Abdallah Wadi WADI U.S.A.
isam shalan ALDWAR KHOBAR, SAUDIA ARABIA
mustafa zeidan Aal Zagaab Ca, USA
hussam huzayen - saudi arabia
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0000 lobye saudi arabia, ksa
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