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Welcome To Farwana
District of Baysan
فرونه - פרונה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Israeli occupation date May 11, 1948
Distance from district center 4.5 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -125 (meters)
Map location See location number #23 on the map
Israeli military operation Gidion Operation
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis On May 12th, 1948, Farwana was completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Upon occupation, both Farwana and al-Ashrafiyya inhabitants fled towards Jordan.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 3,942
Jewish 0
Public 1,054
Total 4,996
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 42
Area planted w/ olives 6
Planted W/ Cereal 4,243
Built up 11
Cultivable 4,285
Non-Cultivable 700
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 48
1931 286
1945 330
1948 383
Est. Refugees 1998 2,351
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 72
1948 96
Town's name through history Farwana was sometimes identified with city of Rehob during Egyptian rule over Palestine in the 2nd millenium B.C.
Archeological sites The village contains Tall al-Sarim (the ruins of an anceint city), also the remains of a third century A.D. synagogue.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Rechov, Chawwat Eden, and 'En ha-Natziv.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The only remains of the village are the ruined walls and floors of houses."

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