|Date of depopulation||May, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation|
Khirbat Qumbaza was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Haifa. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War in May, 1948. It was located 21.5 km south of Haifa, 3 km away from Wadi al-Milh.
The late nineteenth century, Khirbat Qumbaza was described as "a small hamlet on high ground".
1948, and aftermath
In July 1948, the IDF found hundreds of women, children and old people at Ijzim and nearby Khirbat Qumbaza. "More than 100" Arabs were reported killed, and about 100 militiamen were taken prisoners.
According to Walid Khalidi, writing in 1992, some of the village lands was used by the Israeli army as military training ground, while the settlement of Kerem Maharal was close to the old village site.
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 184. Number includes Ijzim, Khirbat Al-Manara, Al-Mazar, Shaykh al-Burayk, al-Washahiyya
- given in Morris, 2004, p. xviii village #165, followed by a (?)
- Abel, 1967, p. 63. Cited in Khalidi, 1992, p. 184.
- Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H. Kitchener: The Survey of Western Palestine. London:Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. (1881) II p. 42. Also quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 184
- Morris, 2004, p. 439
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 185
- Conder, Claude Reignier and H.H. Kitchener (1881): Survey of Western Palestine: memoirs of the topography, orography, hydrography, and archaeology. London:Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Vol 2
- Abel, F. M. (1967 ): Geographie de la Palestine. Volume 2. Geographie Politique. 3 ed. Paris. Cited in Khalidi, 1992.
- Hadawi, Sami (1970), Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.