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Welcome To Hunin
District of Safad
هونين - הונין
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 3, 1948
Distance from district center 28.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 650 (meters)
Map location See location number #8 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Village defenders Local Palestinian militia
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the boys elementary school
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Hunin inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,623
Jewish 486
Public 115
Total 14,224
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 859 19
Area planted w/ olives 152 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,092 290
Built up 81 0
Cultivable 6,951 309
Non-Cultivable 6,706 177
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1931 1,075
1945 1,620
1948 1,879
Est. Refugees 1998 11,540
Schools One elementary school for boys (still standing, but it needs renovations guys)
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contained a Crusaders castle called Chastel Neuf
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Misgav 'Am and Margaliyyot (settled by Iraqi and Yamani Arab Jews)
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The cemetery , the elementary school, and the castle built by the Crusaders remain. The castle is a tourist attraction, and the school is used by Israelis as an agricultural warehouse. The lands in the vicinity are cultivated by the settlers

 

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abir klait - hounin
Ahmad Chahrour Chahrour Germany
ABURABIEH BERJAOUI BERJAOUI CARABOBO, VENEZUELA
Sami Kleit Kleit -
البطل ممحمد فالح صباح عوريف, عوريف
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