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Welcome To 'Ayn Ghazal
District of Haifa
عين غزال - עין ע'זאל
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 24, 1948
Distance from district center 21 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #20 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Shoter (Police)
Israeli attacking brigade A special unit drawn from the Golani, Carmeli, and Alexandroni brigades.
Village defenders Local Arab militia and some ALA volunteers
Israeli acts of terror The killing and burning of 25 to 30 of the village defenders, and also in September 1948, UN investigators stated that 130 villagers were unaccounted for.
Refugees' migration route 'Ayn Ghazal inhabitants were mostly expelled eastward to Jinin (West Bank).
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the village shrine.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis 'Ayn Ghazal inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 14,628
Jewish 424
Public 3,027
Total 18,079
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,486 0
Area planted w/ olives 1,400 0
Planted W/ Cereal 8,472 424
Built up 130 0
Cultivable 9,958 424
Non-Cultivable 7,567 0
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 450
1922 1,046
1931 1,439
1945 2,170
1948 2,517
Est. Refugees 1998 15,458
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 247
1948 432
Schools 'Ayn Ghazal had two schools: the 1st was an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1886, and the 2nd school was an elementary school for girls.
Shrines/maqams A shrine for a local sage known by al-Shaykh Shahada (still standing).
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'En Ayyala and 'Ofer
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The dilapidated shrine of Shaykh Shahada is the only standing structure on the village site. Ruins of walls and piles of stones can be seen all over the site, as well as stands of pine, cactus, and fig and pomegranate trees. "

Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Abdullah AbuKhaled - -
رزان - عمان, الاردن
حسن جرادات - -
Hisham Abbas Manasera -
omar عبد الحق -
أبو مريم المقدسي أبو زليخة -
جلال فهد المحمود العراق
ابو البراء - فلسطين, فلسطين
أحمد الشيخ علي العيوش اربد , الاردن
بسمه مصباح ابو زليخه ابو زليخــــــــــــــــــه الزرقاء, الاردن
Jamila Abdulhaq - ابوظبي, الامارات
ابو عدي العيوش amman, jordan
hassan elsheikh ali rahamneh amman, jordan
حسان سلامة سلامة الشارقة, الشارقة
علي الصعبي المناصرة العراق
خالد قاسم سعيد العوسج العوسج -
احمد قاسم سعيد العوسج العوسج -
علي قاسم سعيد العوسج العوسج -
عبد القادر قاسم سعيد العوسج - -
يوسف قاسم سعيد العوسج - -
عبد الله العثامنة صيدا, لبنان
حمزه حسين موسى الزياتـنه لارنكا, قبرص
علي عبدالحق عبدالحق -
محمد توفيق أحمد مرعي - أبو توفيق الزياتنه ألمانيا - زاربروكن, ألمانيا
خالد زامل العثامنه الشارقه
شعبان - سوريا
Alaa' Abu-zulaikha - amman, palestine \ jordan
Khaled Al Shaikh Ali - -
Deema Abu-Zulaikha Al-Athamnah Amman, Jordan
Rami Abdelhaq Saudia Arabia
mustafa abbas manasra alepo, syria
obayda abuhamad Abuhamad jordan
المنتصر المناصرة سورية, سورية
زيد - ابوظبي
wisam_alkhalid - Iraq_baghdad
عائلة ابو حيط ابو حيط في الشتات
Mousa Abo Shareef Abo Shareef -
Samir Shehadeh Shehadeh Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
أيمن عصفور عصفور متزوج, سوريا
Amjad Shehadeh Dubai, UAE
waleed abu hameed abu hameed vejle, danmark
adnan abo zlekha al athamneh daraa, syria
yaser abo jaas abo al jaas syria, syria
Taleb Alqasem rahamneh amman, jordan
Mohammad Jamal Alqasem Abu qasem -
Ahmad Abu-Zahra alo'yosh amman, jordan
Bassam Jadaan Jadaan Amman, Jordan
Mazin Abbas Abbas -
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