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Welcome To al-Khisas - الخصاص (אל-ח'צאץ)

District of Safad
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for al-Khisas Village - Palestine: : طاحونه الخصاص وهي تقع في جنوب القريه وقد تمت سرقه كل محتوياتها والاتها وركبت في مستوطنه هاجوشريم التي اقيمت على اراضي القريه لجلب السياح الى المكان
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date May 25, 1948
Distance from district 31 (km) North East of Safad
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location #7 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
Israeli acts of terror Based on a New York Times report on the 18th of December 1947, 10 people were killed including 5 children, and some victims were buried in the wreckage of their houses. Yigal Anon approved this terror act to be executed by the Haganah.
Exodus Cause Haganah 'Wispering' campaign (psychological warfare)
Village remains after destruction The village has been completely destroyed, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis al-Khisas was ethnicaly cleansed as a result of psychological warfare conducted on the 25th of May 1948.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,480
Jewish 2,738
Public 577
Total 4,795
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 1,438 2,728
Built up 30 20
Cultivable 1,438 2,728
Non-Cultivable 589 0
Year Population
1931 386
1945 530 (60 Jewish)
1948 545 (60 Jewish)
Est. Refugees 1998 3,348
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 73
1948 103
Shrines/maqams A shrine of local sage known by al-Shaykh 'Ali
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated on the western banks Wadi al-Hasibani.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped 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:
Most of the village land is covered with woods and grass. There are scattered cactuses and some piles of stones, as well as the remains of an old building and a large arched stone barrage. The village lands are cultivated by the settlement of ha-Gosherim

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