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Wadi Hunayn وادي حنين - ואדי חנין -

District of al-Ramla
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 17, 1948
Distance from district center 9 (km) West of al-Ramla
Elevation from the sea 50 (meters)
Map location See location number #14 on the map
Exodus Cause Influence of fall of, or exoduce from, neighboring town
Village remains after destruction by Israelis Wadi Hunayn was mostly destroyed with exception of few of its houses and Mosque (now functions as a synagogue). One of the few surviving houses belongs to Shucri Beik al-Taji al-Farouki, which currently functions as the Weitzman Institute. See the Pictures section for details.
Ethnically cleansed by Israelis Wadi Hunayn inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Village clans (hamolas) al-Farouki al-Tagi family
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 1,998
Jewish 3,211
Public 192
Total 5,401
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum) Jewish (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1,827 2,089
Irrigated & Plantation 19 81
Planted W/ Cereal 134 582
Cultivable 1,980 2,752
before occupation
Year Population
1922 195
1931 280
1945 1,620 (1,760 Jewish)
1948 1,879
Est. Refugees 1998 11,540
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 55
1948 369
Schools The village students, numbering 65 in 1945, used to share a school at the nearby village of Sarafand al-Kharab.
Inhabitants place of origin The Qada'a tribe settled the village in the early Islamic period and named the village after their native home, Wadi Hunayn, in Hadramawt (Yemen).
Religious institutions One mosque which currently functions as a Jewish synagogue.
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands Nes Tziyyona
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The mosque has been converted into a synagogue, Gulat Yisra' el .About ten houses survive. One of them, which belonged to Shaykh Sulayman al-Faruqi, is now inhabited by Jewish families. It is a two-story house that looks like an apartment building and is divided into five units, each with a small front porch. The gable-roofed, elaborate house of ibn Hamid has been converted into a mental hospital. The palatial house of Abu 'Umar Effendi is utilized for unspecified purposes by the Israel Defense Force."