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al-Ruways الرويس - א-רויס -

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district center 12 (km) East of Acre
Elevation from the sea 35 (meters)
Map location See location number #26 on the map
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Ruways was completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Ruways inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,159
Jewish 0
Public 4
Total 1,163
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 222
Area planted w/ olives 40
Planted W/ Cereal 844
Built up 15
Cultivable 1,066
Non-Cultivable 82
before occupation
Year Population
1922 154
1931 217
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 44
1948 77
Town's name through history The Crusaders referred to al-Ruways by Careblier.
Schools al-Ruways students attended school in the nearby village of al-Damun.
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contains a khirba with caved-in walls, cisterns and rock-hewn tombs.To the southwest, there are also milestones, which once marked an old Roman road.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No Israeli settlements on 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. The debris of old wells and cement roofs is strewn over the site"