PalestineRemembered About Us Looting 101 Oral History العربية
Menu Pictures Zionist FAQ Conflict 101 Maps Satellite View Search Donate Contact Us Looting 101 العربية
About Us Zionist FAQ Conflict 101 Pictures Maps Zionist Quotes Zionism 101 R.O.R. 101 Oral History Site Members

Welcome To al-Khunayzir - الخنيزر (ערב אל-ח'ניזיר)

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


Google Earth
Picture for al-Khunayzir Village - Palestine: : Village Site in 1990
Gallery (15)
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district center 10 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -200 (meters)
Map location See location number #28 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 destroyed, and only the village cemetery remained.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Khunayzir inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,966
Jewish 1000
Public 141
Total 3,107
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 18 0
Irrigated & Plantation 1,658 701
Planted W/ Cereal 256 299
Cultivable 1,932 1,000
Non-Cultivable 175 0
before occupation
Year Population
1922 83
1931 200
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 47
1948 70
Town's name through history al-Khunayzir was also known by 'Arab al-Khunayzir.
Water supplies The springs of 'Uyun Umm al-Faraj and 'Ayn al-Khanazir used to supply the village with its water supplies.
Archeological sites The village contains Tall Abu al-Fare which was used by the villagers as a cemetery.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Tirat Tzvi
Related Maps خرائط للقضاء توضح حدود القرى والاودية
Town's map on MapQuest
View from satellite
Help us map this town at WikiMapia
More Information
External Links
Wikipedia's Page
Google Search
Google For Images
Google For Videos
في كتاب لكي لا ننسى
في كتاب بلادنا فلسطين
المزيد من موقع هوية
Nakba-Online (Hebrew)

Bibliography and References

Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The only remaining landmark is a cemetery on Tall Abu al-Fare, north of the site. To the north and west of this tell are the springs of 'Uyun Umm al-Faraj and 'Ayn al-Khanazir."


Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
To contact any of the below members, simply click on the names. All Registered Members