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Wadi al-Hawarith وادي الحوارث - ואדי אל-חוארת' -

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date March 15, 1948
Distance from district center 16.5 (km) Northwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #4 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Wadi al-Hawarith was mostly destroyed with the exception of four houses which has survived destruction. Currently, one of these houses is being occupied by a Palestinian-Israeli family, and the others are occupied by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Wadi al-Hawarith inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 7,106
Jewish 0
Public 21
Total 7,106
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Planted W/ Cereal 2,498 154
Cultivable 2,498 154
Non-Cultivable 1,813 2,641
before occupation
Year Population
1922 812
1931 1,112
1945 1,330
1948 2,552
Est. Refugees 1998 15,672
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 255
1948 585
Inhabitants place of origin The tribe of Bani al-Haritha (originally from the Qahtani Tribe from Yemen) who settled in Wadi al-Hawarith in the late 16th century.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Kefar ha-Ro'e, Kefar Witkin, and Ge'uley Teyman.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
One family (that of Abu 'Isa al-Hajibi) remained in Wadi al-Hawarith North after 1948; its members now have ten houses there. On the southern edge of these houses is the settlement of Ge'uley Teyman. On the site of Wadi al-Hawarith South, four village houses have survived; one of them is occupied by an Israeli family