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Welcome To Kuwaykat - كويكات (כויכאת)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Kuwaykat Village - Palestine: : احد بيوت القرية , مكون من طابقين - ربيع 2003
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 10, 1948
Distance from district 9 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 55 (meters)
Map location See location #19 on the map

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Military Operation against town Dekel Operation
Attacking Units Sheva' (Seventh) and Carmeli brigades
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Kuwaykat was mostly destroyed with the exception of its shrine.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Kuwaykat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,668
Jewish 0
Public 65
Total 4,733
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,246
Area planted w/ olives 500
Planted W/ Cereal 3,316
Built up 26
Cultivable 4,562
Non-Cultivable 145
Year Population
1596 300
1922 604
1931 789
1945 1,050
1948 1,218
Est. Refugees 1998 7,480
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 163
1948 251
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to Kuwaykat by Coket.
Schools Kuwaykat had an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1887.
Religious institutions One Mosque.
Shrines/maqams One shrine for the Druze Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Qurayshi which remains standing to this date. However, where are the Druze of Palestine to renovate their shrine?
Archeological sites Kuwaykat has many archaeological remains especially nearby Tel Mimas, which contains an ancient water reservoir, wine presses, and rock-hewn tombs.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Beyt ha-'Emeq
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Little remains of the village except the deserted cemetery, completely overgrown with weeds, and rubble from houses. Inscriptions on two of the graves identify one as that of Hamad 'Isa al-Hajj, and another as that of Shaykh Salih Iskandar, who died in 1940. The shrine of Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Qurayshi still stands but its stone pedestal is badly cracked. "

Bibliography and References

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Murad Snoubar Snoubar -
MaysamAk Abu Khreibeh -
hamza munther arif albeitem albeitem manama, bahrain
kawkane nassar danmark, danmark
nawal abdul salam iskander iskander -
Firas Ghadban Ghadban Ontario, Canada
صالح - دمشق, سوريا
5eetyar - -
ايهاب رباح غضبان - Chicago / Houston, USA
Basem elkassem Elkassem lebanon
Kwikati Ibrik Arizona, USA
Karam al-ali Hassen Doha, Qatar
samer al-ali Hassen Doha, Qatar
عادل العلي دار حسن أبوظبي, الإمارات
Mohammed Malih Mustafa Nasra - Abu Dhabi, UAE
abo salha - binghazi, libya
د. صفوت - -
Abu yasser - Nivå
al-hassan al-hassan - ibreeq qatar, qatar
وائل محمد - qatar
ريم نصار - الامارات
Nabil Rameileh كويكات beirut
عماد العلي دارحسن العين, الامارات
Bassim Ibrik Ibrik Nuevo Leon, Mexico
husein ghadban ghadban Abu sinan
Mohamad Al-Khatib - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Mohammed - Doha, Qatar
Ahmad Mahmoud Iskandar Iskandar Doha
FADEL ABDULMAGID AL ALI copenhagen, denmark
Amnah Said IL, USA
Ayah Said Said IL, USA
Zuhdi Iskandar - Michigan, USA
gadban gadban al-mazraa
Raed Iskandar اسكندر Abu Dhabi, UAE
Salim Ghadban Alghadban Denmark, Denmark
saleh Ghadban - Doha
غسان - الدوحة, قطر
wessam elkassem elkassem doha, qatar
Amani El-khatib - Beirut, Lebanon
nazih barakji - denmark, denmark
Emilia AlYehya Beirut, UAE
Emelia Al Habit Al Habit Lebanon, Beirut - Lebanon
racha mustafa - Doha-Qatar
Mr_Palestine Ghadban Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Darine Maleeh Moustafa Asem Nasra - UAE, UAE
mohamad elbaytam elbaytam manila, philippines
Fadel al Said IL, USA
Mohamad Said Al-Said AZ, U.S.A.
farasha - Qatar
abunoor Eskandar Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Khaled Iskander Iskander Malmِ, Sweden
Rami H. El-Habet - Abu DHabi, UAE
Naim - beirut, lebanon
Ahmed Omar Ibrik Ibrik or Ibreeq Barcelona , Spain
nada iskandar Isakandar MI, u.s
AYMAN GHADBAN Ghadban AZ, United States
Muhammad Atif - DXB, United Arab Emirates
Mohamad Baytam El baytam Sharjah , United Arab Emirates
Samah Iskandar Iskandar Ontario, Canada
Ryan Ghadban Al-Ghadban Sweden
Palestine4ever - -
Fadi Al Baitam Baitam Manama, Bahrain
Ryan Al-Ghadban Al-Ghadban Sweden
Dana Ghadban Ghadban Helsingborg, Sweden
Ruba Ghadban Ghadban Malmِ, Sweden
nasser badran - denamark
yasser mahmoud arour - labenon, labenon
Wessam Abdelrazek Ghadban Sweden
Mustafa Baitam Baitam Amman, Jordan
Nader Iskandar Iskandar Michigan, United States
Maher Iskandar - Michigan, United States
Fatme Abdulghani - ON, Canada
aarif albeitem al beitem manama, Bahrain
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