Al-Kafrayn

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Al-Kafrayn
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Children of Al-Kafrayn, around 1937
Al-Kafrayn is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Kafrayn
Al-Kafrayn
Arabic الكفرين
Also spelled Kafrin, al-[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°34′24.7″N 35°07′08.50″E / 32.573528°N 35.1190278°E / 32.573528; 35.1190278Coordinates: 32°34′24.7″N 35°07′08.50″E / 32.573528°N 35.1190278°E / 32.573528; 35.1190278
Population 920 (1945)
Area
Date of depopulation 12–13 April 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Kafrayn (Arabic: الكفرين‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on 12 April 1948 as part of the Battle of Mishmar HaEmek. It was located 29.5 km southeast of Haifa. The Crusaders referred to al-Kafrayn as Caforana.

In 1945, the village had a population of 920. Today, an Israeli military training camp occupies the area.

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  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #155. Also gives cause of depopulation

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