PalestineRemembered About Us Looting 101 Oral History العربية
Menu Pictures Zionist FAQ Conflict 101 Maps Satellite View Search Donate Contact Us Looting 101 العربية
About Us Zionist FAQ Conflict 101 Pictures Maps Zionist Quotes Zionism 101 R.O.R. 101 Oral History Site Members

Khan al-Duwayr خان الدوير - ח'אן א-דויר -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


Google Earth
Picture for Khan al-Duwayr Village - Palestine: : بقايا الخان
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 30, 1948
Distance from district center 35 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location number #4 on the map
Israeli military operation Operation Yiftach (commanded by the ethnic cleansing champion Yigal Allon)
Israeli attacking brigade The Palmach's First Battalion
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Khan al-Duwayr inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,163
Jewish 3,054
Public 371
Total 5,588
before occupation
Year Population
19th century 20
1931 137
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 29
1948 63
Archeological sites The village had khirbat Tall al-Qadi lay about 1 km to the northwest of the village.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Dafna and Dan are close by village lands
Related Maps خرائط للقضاء توضح حدود القرى والاودية
Town's map on MapQuest
View from satellite
Help us map this town at WikiMapia
More Information
External Links
Wikipedia's Page
Google Search
Google For Images
Google For Videos
في كتاب لكي لا ننسى
في كتاب بلادنا فلسطين
المزيد من موقع هوية
Nakba-Online (Hebrew)

Bibliography and References

Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
The site is deserted, overgrown with grass. Only the ruins of a khan (caravansary) are visible. The surrounding land is either cultivated by Israelis, or used as forest or pasture