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Welcome To Hunin - هونين (הונין)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Hunin Village - Palestine: : Hunin 1949-1950 comment: Thanks to Tomer Gardi, a good Jewish friend for the photo
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 3, 1948
Distance from district 28.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 650 (meters)
Map location See location #8 on the map

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Military Operation against town Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Attacking Units The Palmach's First Battalion
Defenders Local Palestinian militia
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction The village has been mostly destroyed with the exception of the boys elementary school
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Hunin inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 13,623
Jewish 486
Public 115
Total 14,224
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 859 19
Area planted w/ olives 152 0
Planted W/ Cereal 6,092 290
Built up 81 0
Cultivable 6,951 309
Non-Cultivable 6,706 177
Year Population
1931 1,075
1945 1,620
1948 1,879
Est. Refugees 1998 11,540
Schools One elementary school for boys (still standing, but it needs renovations guys)
Religious institutions One mosque
Archeological sites The village contained a Crusaders castle called Chastel Neuf
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Misgav 'Am and Margaliyyot (settled by Iraqi and Yamani Arab Jews)
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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 cemetery , the elementary school, and the castle built by the Crusaders remain. The castle is a tourist attraction, and the school is used by Israelis as an agricultural warehouse. The lands in the vicinity are cultivated by the settlers

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