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al-Mazar المزار - אל-מזאר -

District of Jinin
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Mazar Village - Palestine: : The hill on which the village stood before destruction, 1987
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 30, 1948
Distance from district center 9 (km) Northeast of Jinin
Elevation from the sea 400 (meters)
Map location See location number #5 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Gidion
Israeli attacking brigade Fourth Battalion of the Golani Brigade
Village defenders Yarmuk Battalion of Arab Liberation Army volunteers, and some local Palestinian militia and Iraqi Army.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis al-Mazar was completely obliterated and defaced.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis al-Mazar inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 14,472
Jewish 0
Public 29
Total 14,501
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 229
Area planted w/ olives 68
Planted W/ Cereal 5,221
Built up 9
Cultivable 5,450
Non-Cultivable 9,042
before occupation
Year Population
1922 223
1931 257
1945 270
1948 313
Est. Refugees 1998 1,923
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 62
1948 75
Town's name through history The village may have been named after the burial places for many of those who were killed during the decisive battle of 'Ayn Jalut (1260), in which the Mamluks of Egypt triumphed over the Mongols.
Inhabitants place of origin The villagers traced their origins to al-Sa'diyyun nomads who in turn were descended from al-Shaykh Sa'd al-Din al-Shaybani (d. 1224), a prominent Sufi mystic from the village of Jaba' in the Golan Heights, Syria.
Notable people from town al-Mazar was the home of al-Shaykh Farhan al-Sa'di, a prominent leader of the 1936 Palestinian rebellion against the British Mandate.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Perazon, Meytav, and Gan Nir.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is overgrown with thorns and cactuses and strewn with stone rubble. None of the village houses or landmarks remains. Almond trees and cactuses grow on parts of the village lands. The hilly lands are used as grazing areas, and other parts are covered with forest


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