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Tall al-Shawk تل الشوك - תל א-שוכ -

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Tall al-Shawk Village - Palestine: : Village Site in 1990
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district center 5 (km) West of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -100 (meters)
Map location See location number #19 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gideon
Israeli attacking brigade Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Tall al-Shawk inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 65
Jewish 3,116
Public 504
Total 3,685
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 0 24
Irrigated & Plantation 14 40
Planted W/ Cereal 33 3,052
Cultivable 47 3,116
Non-Cultivable 522 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 58
1931 41
1945 120
1948 139
Est. Refugees 1998 855
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 11
1948 37
Nearby wadies & rivers Tall al-Shawk is situated between the al-Januna'in River on the north and Wadi al-Jawsaq on the south.
Archeological sites The village was built above an ancient archeological site. The nearby Tall al-Shaykh Humus contains ancient granite colums.
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:
"No traces of the village remain. The site itself is covered with weeds and thorns and is traversed by a man-made canal."