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Welcome To al-Tannur, Khirbat - خربة التنور (ח'ירבת א-תנור)

District of Jerusalem
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Tannur, Khirbat Village - Palestine: : Roof of home still mostly standing. Fall 2006. Photo: Annemarie Jacir
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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date October 21, 1948
Distance from district center 18.5 (km) West of Jerusalem
Elevation from the sea 575 (meters)
Map location See location number #38 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Ha'ar
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Khirbat al-Tannur was mostly destroyed with the exception of few deserted and partially destroyed houses.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Tannur, Khirbat inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
before occupation
Year Population
1596 39
19th century 400
Number of houses At least 10 houses just before occupation
Town's name through history At one point Khirbat al-Tannur was also known by 'Allar al-Sufla (relative to current 'Allar before destruction).
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Matta'
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
Six houses have been destroyed and their rubble is strewn over the site; four others still stand. Clusters of trees grow along the terraces on the valley bottom. Almond, olive, and cypress trees grow at the northern edge of the site