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Welcome To Khan al-Duwayr
District of Safad
خان الدوير - ח'אן א-דויר
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 30, 1948
Distance from district center 35 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #4 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains
after destruction by Israelis
The village has been completely destroyed.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Khan al-Duwayr inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership
before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,163
Jewish 3,054
Public 371
Total 5,588
Population
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 20
1931 137
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 29
1948 63
Archeological sites The village had khirbat Tall al-Qadi lay about 1 km to the northwest of the village.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Dafna and Dan are close by village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is deserted, overgrown with grass. Only the ruins of a khan (caravansary) are visible. The surrounding land is either cultivated by Israelis, or used as forest or pasture

 

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