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District of Tulkarm
المنشية - ח'ירבת מנשיה
Ethnically cleansed days ago

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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 15, 1948
Distance from district center 12.5 (km) Northwest of Tulkarm
Elevation from the sea 25 (meters)
Map location See location number #5 on the map
Israeli military operation Coastal Clearing
Exodus Cause Feer of Jewish attack, or of being caught in the fighting
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Soon after occupation, al-Manshiyya was completely obliterated, and only house rubble left behind.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Based on alleged security concerns, the Jewish National Fund encouraged the Hanaganh to ethnically cleanse the area. We hope one day Palestinians will be more organized and start taking the JNF to court in the US and Europe for war crimes against humanity.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,520
Jewish 3,835
Public 415
Total 16,770
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1 87
Irrigated & Plantation 12 28
Planted W/ Cereal 12,485 3,720
Cultivable 12,498 3,835
Non-Cultivable 437 0
Population
before occupation
Year Population
1922 94
1945 260
1948 302
Est. Refugees 1998 1,852
Inhabitants place of origin al-Manshiyya inhabitants trace their roots to the village of 'Abasan, Gaza.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands 'En ha-Choresh, Giv'at Chayyirn, and Achituv.
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
A paved street bisects the site. The Israeli settlement of Giv'at Chayyirn lies on both sides of this street, and there is a large cow barn at the southern end of it. Cactuses grow near the village entrance. Stones from the destroyed village houses are used as boundaries between flower beds, especially those lying along the street. Cotton, pistachios, and fruits are grown on the surrounding land

 

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