Indur in the 1890s.
|Date of depopulation||24 May 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
|Secondary cause||Influence of nearby town's fall|
Indur (Arabic: إندور) was a Palestinian village, located 10.5 kilometres (6.5 mi) southeast of Nazareth. Its name preserves that of ancient Endor, a Canaanite city state thought to have been located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the northeast. The village was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and its inhabitants became refugees, some of whom were internally displaced. In Israel today, there are a few thousand internally displaced Palestinians who hail from Indur, and continue to demand their right of return.
The name of this village preserves that of the ancient Canaanite city of Endor mentioned in the Bible as the place King Saul encountered a known medium. While a few scholars believe that Indur is the actual site of ancient Endor, many believe that Khirbet Safsafa, located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the northeast, is a more likely candidate.
In 1596, Indur was a part of the Ottoman nahiya ("subdistrict") of Shafa under the liwa' ("district") of Lajjun with a population of twenty-two. It paid taxes on a number of crops, including wheat, barley and olives, as well as goats and beehives.
In Ottoman era Palestine, an elementary school was founded in Indur, but was closed during the British Mandate in Palestine. Sheikh Tawfiq Ibrahim, one of the leaders of the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine and an associate of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, was from Indur.
During the 2004 commemorations of Nakba Day held by Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, the annual right of return march led to Indur. Jewish Israelis joined in the march and the event received coverage by Israeli cable and Arab satellite TV stations.
- List of Arab towns and villages depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
- List of villages depopulated during the Arab-Israeli conflict
- Palmer, 1881, p. 161
- Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #110. Also gives causes of depopulation.
- Mazar, 1971, p. 318.
- Negev and Gibson, 2005, p. 166.
- Freedman, et al., 2006, p. 406.
- Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 157. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 344.
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, II:83 - 84. Quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p.346
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 346
- Annual Return March in the Galilee, Issue No. 22, Badil, June 2004, p. 8.
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- Welcome To Indur
- SWP map 9, IAA
- SWP map 9, Wikimedia commons
- The District of Nazareth at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
- Ndoor Dr. Moslih Kanaaneh