Abu Kishk (Arabic: أبو كشك) was a Palestinian village in the District of Jaffa located 12 km northeast of Jaffa, situated 2 km northwest of the Yarkon River. The village was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on 30 March 1948 by the Israeli attacking brigade of the Irgun Tzvai Leumi.
The "Arab Abu-Kishk" is a bedouin tribe that owned large areas in the Sharon plain, from Herzliya to Petah-Tikva.
On 1921 Abu Kishk and other near Arabs villages attacked the Jewish villages, Petah Tikva and Kfar Saba. The attack was foiled, and Abu Kishk Sheikh was sentenced to pay a big fine to the Jews. Therefore, he was coerced to sell his territories. On 4 June 1924 The Jewish organization Hachsharat HaYishuv purchased territories of 4,197 Dunam for 3.5 Palestine pound per dunam.
In 1945 the population of the village was about 1,900, about 300 of them lived in the area of the future Herzliya.
The village was situated about 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) northwest of the Yarkon River. Secondary roads linked it to the Jaffa-Haifa highway and to neighboring villages.
In 1925 the village school was founded. By the mid-1940s it had 108 students, including 9 girls.
At the time of the 1931 census, Abu Kishk had a population of 1007 Muslims.
In 1944/45 a total of 2,486 dunums of village land was used for citrus or bananas, 14,018 was planted with cereals; while 226 dunums were irrigated or used for orchards.
Relations with the neighboring Jews 
The relationship between the members of the tribe and the Jewish settlers of Herzliya were friendly .
- ^ a b Hadawi, 1970, p.52
- ^ a b c Khalidi, 1992, p. 235
- ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii village #197. Also gives causes of depopulation
- ^ a b Khalidi, 1992, p. 236
- ^ Herzliya, "Mother of the Kibbutzim and the Communal Groups", by Dan Yahav. Yaron Golan Publishers.
- ^ E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 16.
- ^ Hadawi, 1970, p.95
- ^ Evidence to this fact can be found in an invitation The Herzliya Archive, 1-1/3/25, section 1, which was sent to the settlers of Herzliya by Sheikh Muhammad Sheker Abu-Kishk: "To the honorable sirs from the town of Herzliya, I invite the honorable settlers from your town to participate in the celebration of my brothers Abdullah and Saif Al-Din. And I will be happy if you would fill my invitation. In respect and brother's blessing, Sheikh Muhammad Sheker Abu-Kishk ".
- ^ Al-Haram (Sidna Ali) in the memory of Herzliya, by Eitan Bronstein, with Norma Musih, from Zochrot
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