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al-Mazar المزار - אל-מזאר -

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago

العربية

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Picture for al-Mazar Village - Palestine: : Ruins of a destroyed Palestinian house
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date July 15, 1948
Distance from district center 18.5 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 65 (meters)
Map location See location number #21 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Shoter (Police)
Israeli attacking brigade A special force drawn from the Golani, Carmeli, and Alexandroni brigades.
Israeli acts of terror In September 1948, UN investigators stated that 130 villagers were unaccounted for (see al-Tira & 'Ayn Ghazal for more details).
Refugees' migration route The villagers were terrorized into fleeing eastward to Jinin (West Bank).
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Mazar inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,432
Jewish 856
Public 2,688
Total 7,976
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 5 0
Irrigated & Plantation 473 113
Area planted w/ olives 100 0
Planted W/ Cereal 3,750 743
Built up 39 0
Cultivable 4,228 856
Non-Cultivable 2,853 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 134
1931 2,160
1945 210
1948 244
Est. Refugees 1998 1,496
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 442
1948 442
Town's name through history al-Mazar may have been named after the many people who were killed and buried in its land while battling Crusades.
Water supplies al-Mazar had a spring on the southeast which provided it with its drinking water.
Archeological sites al-Mazar contained archaeological artifacts such as pottery fragments, rock-hewn tombs, and cut stones.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'En Karmel
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Rubble of stone houses is scattered over the site, which is overgrown with weeds, thorns, cactuses, and fig, pomegranate, and mulberry trees."