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Welcome To al-Tantura
District of Haifa
الطنطورة - טנטורה
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 21, 1948
Distance from district center 24 (km) South of Haifa
Elevation from the sea under 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #26 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Israeli attacking brigade The Haganah's Thirty Third Battalion (the Third Battalion of the Alexandroni Brigade)
Israeli acts of terror A newly discovered massacre of almost 250 unarmed POWs. Please details in Memories and Stories section
Refugees' migration route Some of the refugees went to the Triangle, while as many as 1,200 were expelled to nearby al-Furaydis.
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of few houses remain.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Tantura inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,758
Jewish 2,051
Public 711
Total 14,520
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 26 0
Irrigated & Plantation 287 573
Area planted w/ olives 20 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,777 662
Built up 120 3
Cultivable 7,090 1,235
Non-Cultivable 5,259 813
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 1,200
1922 750
1931 953
1945 1,490
1948 1,728
Est. Refugees 1998 10,614
Number of houses In (1855) : 30-40 house, and in (1931): 202 houses
Town's name through history Both the Greeks and Canaanites referred to al-Tantura by Dor.
Shrines/maqams A shrine still standing for an unknown individual.
Archeological sites A Byzantine basilica was excavated on the northern slopes of Tall al-Burj, also the remains of the Crusader castle of Casal de Chatillon (including the ruins of a square vaulted tower).
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kibbutz Nachsholim and Dor.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"Only a shrine, a fortress, an ancient well, and a few of the houses remain. One of the houses (the house belonging to al-Yahya) was built in 1882, according to an inscription. Many date palm trees and some cactus plants are spread about the site. The site has been turned into an Israeli recreational area with swimming facilities."


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zaher - damascus, saudi arabia
محمود الصباغ - -
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maissma - فريديس
محمد صلاح الدين الرديف - Damascas, Syria
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محمدأبوهنا - damascus
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Mustafa Abdelrahman Abdelkareem Abdelrahman Abdelkareem Amman, Jordan
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Aamar Yousef Aamar-Ayoub Samegrello, Georgia
Rana Abdel Razaq Al Yahya Al Yahya Amman, Jordan
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