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Welcome To Sakhnin - سخنين (סח'נין)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district 23 (km) East of Acre
Elevation from the sea 310 meters
Map location Click here map
Military Operation against town Operation Dekel
Attacking Units Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade
Defenders Local Palestinian militia and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers.
Village remains after destruction Sakhnin was left relatively intact by the Zionists and it's currently being occupied by its original inhabitants.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Sakhnin was partially ethnically cleansed.
Neighboring towns al-'Uzayr, al-Rummanah, Kafr Mandat, Kawkab Mi'ar, Sha'ab, al-Bi'anah, Nahf, al-Ramah, Dayr Hana, and 'Arabah
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 45,195
Jewish 24,997
Public 11
Total 70,192
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 3,622
Area planted w/ olives 1,032
Planted W/ Cereal 29,366
Built up 169
Cultivable 32,988
Non-Cultivable 37,035
Year Population
1922 1,575
1931 1,891
1945 2,600
1948 3,363
1949 3,477
1961 7,100
1987 12,900
1995 18,713
1999 20,000
2002 22,600
2007 25,957
Number of houses In 1931, Sakhnin had 400 houses.
Town's name through history The Romans referred to Sakhnin by Sagane, and during Crusades period it was know by Zakkanin.
Schools An elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1888 in 1942 its highest class was up to 4th grade.
Shrines/maqams Sakhnin contained a shrine known by Maqam al-Sideiq.
Archeological sites The village contains at least two khribats: the 1st is Khirbat al-Shaqat (400 meters above sea level) located southwest of the village, and the 2nd is Khirbat al-Marjam located to the west.
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