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Welcome To 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
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 12, 1948
Distance from district 5 (km) West of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -100 (meters)
Map location See location #19 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Gideon
Attacking Units Golani Brigade
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction The village was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Tall al-Shawk inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on 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:
"No traces of the village remain. The site itself is covered with weeds and thorns and is traversed by a man-made canal."

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