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

District of Baysan
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Khunayzir Village - Palestine: : Village Site in 1990
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 20, 1948
Distance from district 10 (km) South of Baysan
Elevation from the sea -200 (meters)
Map location See location #28 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 destroyed, and only the village cemetery remained.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
al-Khunayzir inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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 supply 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
that usurped village lands
Tirat Tzvi
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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:
"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."

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