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Welcome To Dayr Nakhkhas - دير النخاس (דיר נח'אס)

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 29, 1948
Distance from district 20 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 325 (meters)
Map location See location #13 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Yo'av (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon).
Defenders Egyptian Army
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction Dayr Nakhkhas was completely destroyed with the exception of few deserted and partially destroyed houses.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Soon after the massacre committed at al-Dawayima, a nearby village, Dayr Nakhkhas inhabitants were terrorized in leaving their village.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 8,923
Jewish 0
Public 5,553
Total 14,476
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 362
Area planted w/ olives 424
Planted W/ Cereal 4,887
Built up 22
Cultivable 5,249
Non-Cultivable 9,205
Year Population
1596 72
1922 336
1931 451
1945 600
1948 696
Est. Refugees 1998 4,274
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 86
1948 132
Nearby wadies & rivers The village overlooks Wadi Bayt Jibrin to the north.
Archeological sites Dayr Nakhkhas was built on top of an archaeological site, and it also contains fifteen other archaeological sites.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
No Israeli settlements on village lands.
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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:
"Nothing remains of the village except a few deserted houses and the rubble of others. One deserted house is made of concrete and has rectangular windows and a flat roof".

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