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Welcome To Kudna - كدنة (כידנא)

District of Hebron
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Kudna Village - Palestine: : Ruins of the destroyed Palestinian village
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 22, 1948
Distance from district 25 (km) Northwest of Hebron
Elevation from the sea 250 (meters)
Map location See location #11 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Yo'av (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Attacking Units Giva'ti Brigade
Defenders Egyptian Muslim Brotherhoods, local Palestinian militias and some Arab Liberation Army volunteers
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Kudna inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 11,607
Jewish 0
Public 4,137
Total 15,744
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 825
Area planted w/ olives 670
Planted W/ Cereal 6,505
Built up 15
Cultivable 7,330
Non-Cultivable 8,399
Year Population
1922 281
1931 353
1945 450
1948 522
Est. Refugees 1998 3,206
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 75
1948 110
Town's name through history Kudna was known to the Crusades by Kidna.
Archeological sites Kudna contains remnants of a Crusade fort, the foundations of buildings, previously inhabited caves, cisterns, and about a dozen khirbas lay in the village vicinity.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Beyt Nir
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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 houses have been reduced to levelled debris hidden beneath an overgrowth of wild vegetation. One can see the stones that served as fences for home gardens."

Bibliography and References

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Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
Ahmad Mohammad Al Shadfan Al Shadfan Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
محمود حسن طافش - amman
abo harb al shdfan amman, jordan
Majed Alhasani aLHASANI Amman, Jordan
abdel fattah alshadafan alshadafan -
3laa 3wad - -
ابو حسن عليان -
مصطفى الزغبي الزغبي -
عبد المحسن - الزرقاء
حسن الشدفان الشدفان عمان, الاردن
abo habeb - دورا
Adel Al Qeisi Al Qeisi Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al Qeisi Al Qeisi Irbid, Jordan
ahmad hassan alshadfan alshadfan jordan...marj alhamam
رائد الشدفان - uea
ابن عليان عليان عمان, الاردن
بوطارق elian -
حسام دية دية الدوحة, فلسطين
A'fattah Shadfan Shadfan Sharjah, UAE
عزيز الشدفان الشدفان AMMAN
احمد فخري الشدفان الشدفان عمان
Amro Alshadfan - -
abu essam - Jordan, jordan
Osama Shadfan Shadfan -
abdelhameed shadfan shadfan Amman, Jordan
Ziad Shadfan - JORDAN, JORDAN
Raed Tafesh Tafesh Jeddah, Saudia Arabia
Ibrahim Shadfan Al Shadfan Riyadh, KSA
عليان عليان الرصيفة, الاردن
Jebreel Ullian ullian -
ابراهيم عبد الفتاح alshadfan amman, amman
HISHAM ALSHADFAN alshadfan TABUK, Saudi Arabia
Tafish - -
Hasan Tafesh Jordan
ابو احمد الشدفان الشدفان -
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