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Welcome To Khan al-Duwayr - خان الدوير (ח'אן א-דויר)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Khan al-Duwayr Village - Palestine: : بقايا الخان
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 30, 1948
Distance from district 35 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 200 (meters)
Map location See location #4 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
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Khan al-Duwayr inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 2,163
Jewish 3,054
Public 371
Total 5,588
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
that usurped village lands
Dafna and Dan are close by 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:
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

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