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Welcome To Abu Kishk - ابو كشك (ערב אבו כישכ)

District of Jaffa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Israeli occupation date March 30, 1948
Distance from district 12 (km) Northeast of Jaffa
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location #6 on the map

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Attacking Units Irgun Zvai Leurni (IZL or ETZEL)
Israeli acts of terror By the end of March 1948, the IZL (Irgun Zvai Leumi) infiltrated into the village and kidnapped five of the village leaders.
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of two houses
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis

Either in December 1947 or January 1948 the leaders of al-Shaykh Muwannis, al-Mas'udiyya, al-Jammasin, and the mukhtars of 'Arab Abu Kishk and Ijlil met with Haganah representative in the house of Avraham Schapira in Petah Tikva and expressed desire for peace. Despite the commitment of these villages not harbor any Arab Liberation Armies or local Arab Militia, they were all completely ethnically cleansed. Early April 1948, village inhabitants were terrorized into fleeing the village soon after the kidnapping of their village leaders.

Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 17,121
Jewish 901
Public 448
Total 18,470
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 2,487 437
Irrigated & Plantation 226 0
Planted W/ Cereal 14,018 447
Cultivable 16,731 884
Non-Cultivable 838 17
Year Population
1931 1,007
1945 1,900
1948 2,204
Est. Refugees 1998 13,535
Schools Abu Kishk had an elementary school founded in 1925, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 108 students including 9 girls.
Shrines/maqams Abu Kishk contained a shrine for Shaykh Sa'd located between Abu Kishk and the neighboring village of al-Sawalima.
Nearby wadies & rivers Abu Kishk is situated 2 km northwest of the al-'Awja River.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped 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:
"A fenced-in military hardware manufacturing complex occupies the site and a large area around it. Outside the fence, on the southeast side of the village site, are the remnants of two houses, one of which had been a private school for the children of al-Sawalima."

Bibliography and References

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Display Name Clan/Hamolah Country of Residence
احمد محمد موسي كشك - الشرقيه, مصر
عبد الله ابو أدعيق - -
مازن خميس مصطفى ابوكشك محمد اليوسف عمان, الاردن
محمد اليوسف عرب ابوكشك عمان, الاردن
محمد أبو ربيع - -
المهر المهر الزرقاء, الردن
Haya abu kishek abu kishek Lod
firas ابوكشك istanbul, turkye
احمد ابوكشك ابوكشك -
omar ahmad zaitoun Abu Kishik Amman, Jordan
Waddah Mohammed Sharef Abu Kishk Arab Abu Kishk Amman, Jordan
Rawan Abu Kishek - -
abu abdul rahman - qatar, qatar
ahmad zaitoun zaitoun nc, nc
yaser ابوكشك palestine-west bank, Palestin
Moamer Sanjak - Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
hussam abu kishik - AL AIN, UAE
hashem abu keshk - bergen, norway
T.ahmad abu kishek abu_kishek nablus, askar camp
sami abu kishik - Al ZARQA, jordan
رامي هماش - HammasH - الخبر -, K S A -AL KHOBAR
Tariq abu keshek Abu Keshek Nablus , palestine
hassan kishk - egypt
yousif_mazen - zagazeg, egypt
samah abu kishek abu kishek uae, dubai
Dhafer Abu kishk - -
talal abu kishik abu kishik palestine, palestine
Saif AbuKeshek AbuKeshek Barcelona, Spain
Abdelhakim Abukishk Abukishk Amman, Jordan
Dr.Maher Abu Keshek West Bank, Palestine
amjad abukeshek abukeshek palestine, 09
marwan abu-kishik - -
wael abu kishk - zarqa, jordan
Ahmad Zaben - U.S.A
Linda Tame (Tohmi) - Michigan, U.S.A.
falah abukishk Abukishk uae, uae
imad abu kishk arab abukishk palestine, palestine
leen abukishk abukishk amman, jordan
firas el-masri el-masri cairo, egypt
kamal abu kishek abu kishek palestaine, palestaine
daes abukishek abu kishek palestaine, palestaine
Salam Abu Kishk - United Arab Emirates
kholoud abu kishek abu kishek jordan, jordan
Luay Saad Saad U.S.A
abdallah zaben Abu Kishik -
jamal Abu Kishik UAE
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