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Welcome To 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 10.5 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 245 (meters)
Map location See location #8 on the map

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Military Operation against town During or after the battle for Haifa
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction 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 Qaraman clan
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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
that usurped village lands
No 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:
"All that is left of the village is a building that is now used as a prison."

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