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al-Kafrayn الكفرين - אל-כופרין -

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Kafrayn Village - Palestine: : مسيرة العودة للكفرين\الالاف في مسيرة العودة الثانية عشرة لقرية الكفرين
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 12, 1948
Distance from district center 29.5 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location number #34 on the map
Israeli military operation Battle for Mishmar ha-'Emeq
Israeli attacking brigade Possibly Carmeli brigade
Defenders Arab Liberation Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis On the 19th of April 1948, the village was completely obliterated.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Kafrayn inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 9,981
Jewish 0
Public 901
Total 10,882
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 147
Area planted w/ olives 30
Planted W/ Cereal 9,911
Built up 18
Cultivable 10,058
Non-Cultivable 806
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 200
1922 571
1931 657
1945 920
1948 1,067
Est. Refugees 1998 6,554
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 95
1948 154
Town's name through history The Crusades referred to al-Kafrayn by Caforana.
Schools al-Kafrayn had an elementary school for boys which was founded by the Ottomans in 1888.
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated 6km north Wadi 'Ara
Archeological sites The village contained a number of ruins that revealed its long history, such as the foundations of buildings, columns, and tombs
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Currently, an Israeli military training camp occupies some of the village.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site and its surrounding area are divided between a military training camp and a cow pasture."


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