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Welcome To al-Shuna, Khirbat - خربة الشونة (א-סינדיאנה)

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Picture for al-Shuna, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : General View Of Village Remains In 1990
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 15, 1948
Distance from district 32.5 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #42 on the map

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Attacking Units Possibly Haganah and lrgun forces
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses which have been renovated and turned into tourist facilities.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Village inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Population
Year Population
1931 1,429
Number of houses In (1931): 191 (includes the settlement of Zikhron Ya'aqov, under which the village is counted, and other localities)
Town's name through history Khirbat al-Shuna inhabitiants changed its name from just al-Shuna to Khirbat al-Shuna to differentiate it from the nearby Zionist settlement Binyamina, which used to be called al-Shuna al-Yahudiyya (The Jewish al-Shuna ).
Archeological sites Khirbat al-Shuna contained khirbat Tel Mubarak (a small archaeological site).
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Binyamina and Nachalat Jabotinsky
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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:
"The site is fenced in and the few standing houses have been renovated and turned into tourist facilities."

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