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Khiyam al-Walid خيام الوليد - ח'יאם אל-וליד -

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Khiyam al-Walid Village - Palestine: : صورة نادرة للقرية عام 1946
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 1, 1948
Distance from district center 25.5 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 150 (meters)
Map location See location number #23 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 Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely destroyed.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Khiyam al-Walid was ethnically cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on the 1st of May 1948
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 161
Jewish 3,901
Public 153
Total 4,215
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 153 2,599
Planted W/ Cereal 0 502
Cultivable 153 3,101
Non-Cultivable 161 800
before occupation
Year Population
1931 181
1945 280
1948 325
Est. Refugees 1998 1,995
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 42
1948 75
Town's name through history Sense Khalid Ibn al-Walid has camped on in village in 642 A.D., the village was named after this occasion.
Religious institutions One mosque
Shrines/maqams A tomb of a Muslim sage known by al-Shaykh ibn al-Walid
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Lahavot ha-Bashan
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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 deserted and overgrown with grass and thorns. There are a few carob trees, piles of stones, and crumbled terraces. The surrounding land is used by Israeli fanners for grazing


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