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Welcome To Wadi al-Hawarith - وادي الحوارث (ואדי אל-חוארת')

District of Tulkarm
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Israeli occupation date March 15, 1948
Distance from district 16.5 (km) Northwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location #4 on the map

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Military Operation against town Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction 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 cleansing
by Israelis
Wadi al-Hawarith inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
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
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
that usurped village lands
Kefar ha-Ro'e, Kefar Witkin, and Ge'uley Teyman.
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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:
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

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