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Welcome To al-Damun - الدامون (א-דאמון)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Damun Village - Palestine: : لمّة اجيال العودة
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district 11.5 (km) Southeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 35 (meters)
Map location See location #24 on the map

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Military Operation against town Dekel
Attacking Units Sheva' (Seventh) Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village was completely destroyed soon after occupation, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Damun inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 19,073
Jewish 687
Public 597
Total 20,357
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 706 3
Area planted w/ olives 484 0
Planted W/ Cereal 16,368 684
Built up 111 0
Cultivable 17,074 687
Non-Cultivable 2,485 0
Year Population
19th century 800
1922 727
1931 917
1945 1,310
1948 1,520
Est. Refugees 1998 9,332
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 183
1948 303
Town's name through history The Crusaders referred to al-Damun by Damar.
Schools al-Damun had one elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1886.
Religious institutions One famous mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers al-Damun borders al-Na'amin River.
Water supply Several nearby springs were used to provide drinking water, and al-Na'amin's River water was utilized for irrigation.
Archeological sites al-Damun has a khirba/tall that contains the foundations of a wall, fortifications, and a well.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
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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:
"The site is overgrown with thorns, cactuses, olive trees, and pines. Stone and concrete rubble is scattered around it. The cemetery is extant, although the markers over a few graves are collapsing."

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