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al-Damun, Khirbat خربة الدامون - ח'ירבת א-דאמון -

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 30, 1948
Distance from district center 10.5 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 245 (meters)
Map location See location number #8 on the map
Israeli military operation During or after the battle for Haifa
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of a village building now used as a prison.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis The majority of Khirbat al-Damun inhabitants were terrorized into fleeing, on the other hand, few villagers were allowed to stay behind.
Village clans (hamolas) Qaraman clan
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,904
Jewish 0
Public 216
Total 2,797
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 5
Irrigated & Plantation 280
Planted W/ Cereal 1,619
Cultivable 1,904
Non-Cultivable 893
before occupation
Year Population
1945 340
1948 394
Est. Refugees 1998 2,422
Archeological sites At Khirbat al-Damun base there was a cave that was used as a sheep fold, which. The cave led to a series of subterranean rooms
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No 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:
"All that is left of the village is a building that is now used as a prison."