Khirbat Al-Kasayir

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Al-Kasayir
Al-Kasayir is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Kasayir
Al-Kasayir
Arabic خربة الكساير
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°47′36″N 35°08′19″E / 32.79333°N 35.13861°E / 32.79333; 35.13861Coordinates: 32°47′36″N 35°08′19″E / 32.79333°N 35.13861°E / 32.79333; 35.13861
Palestine grid 163/244
Population 290 (1945)
Date of depopulation mid-April, 1948[1]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Kasayir (Arabic: خربة الكساير‎‎, Hebrew: ח'ירבת אל-קסאייר‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict, located 13 km east of Haifa. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 16, 1948 under the Battle of Mishmar HaEmek.

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Many inhabitants were Muslim Arabs who traced their origins to North Africa.

In 1945 Khirbat Al-Kasayir was counted among Shefa-'Amr suburbs, and it was noted with a population of 290 Muslims.[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #383. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 15
  3. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 49
  4. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 92
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 142

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