|Name meaning||Khirbat Al-Husayniyya: The ruin of el Hasanîyeh, named after Hasan ibn Ali|
|Population||340 (together with Tulayl) (1945)|
|Date of depopulation||21 April 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Influence of nearby town's fall|
|Current localities||Chulata, Sde Eliezer|
On 13 May 1948, Haganah paramilitary forces committed a crime by killing more than 30 children and women, which led the rest of the people living in the village to flee and seek shelter in Lebanon and Syria.
The village was located 11 kilometres northeast of Safed, on a slightly elevated hill in the southwestern corner of the al-Hula Plain. It stood along the eastern side of a highway that led to Safad and Tiberias.
In 1945 the population the combined population of Tulayl and Al-Husayniyya was 340, with a total of 5,324 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey. All the villagers were Muslims. A total of 3,388 dunums was allocated to cereals and 22 dunums were irrigated or used for orchards for Tuleil and Al-Husayniyya. The villagers also kept livestock, especially water buffalo, for ploughing, dairy production, and meat.
1948, and aftermath
In March 1948, Palmah's 3rd Battalion raided the village, and blew up five houses and killed several dozen villagers. According to Palmah reports cited by Morris, "the village was completely evacuated". Some of the villagers who escaped the massacres may have remained or returned in subsequent days; according to Israeli military intelligence, the residents of al-Husayniyya did not leave until 21 April.
The Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi described the place in 1992: "Only piles of stone and sections of walls from demolished houses remain. The site itself is overgrown with thorns, grasses, and scattered Christ’s-thorn trees, and is used as pasture. The land in the vicinity is cultivated."
- List of Arab towns and villages depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
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- Palmer, 1881, p. 83
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 71, includes Tuleil
- Morris, 2004, p.xvi, village #36. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 457
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 456
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 455-6
- le Strange, 1890, p.340
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 239
- United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, Appendix B, p. 6
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 121
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- Welcome To al-Husayniyya, Palestine Remembered
- SWP map IV, IAA
- SWP map 4, Wikimedia commons
- al-Husayniyya, Dr. Khalil Rizk.