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Welcome To al-Kasayir, Khirbat - خربة الكساير (ח'ירבת אל-כסאיר)

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Kasayir, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : راضي القرية من الناحية الشمالية, تظهر مستوطنة غيفعات رم المقامة على القرية - ربيع 2003
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Israeli occupation date April 16, 1948
Distance from district center 13 (km) East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #2 on the map
Israeli military operation Mishmar Ha'emek Battle
Israeli attacking brigade Carmeli Brigade
Village defenders Arab Liberation Army (headed by Fawzi al-Qawqgi) battalion made up of Syrian and Palestinian Druze volunteers.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house walls and rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Kasayir, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Inhabitants place of origin Khirbat al-Kasayir inhabitants were Muslims Arabs who traced their origins to North Africa.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands The Palestinian Arab town of Shefa 'Amr.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The remains of bulldozed houses and collapsed cement walls, some covered with dirt, are scattered about the site. At the western corner of the site are a well and the remains of a house, whose girders are still visible. Another well is located at the eastern corner of the site."


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