|Also spelled||Arab al Khuneizir|
|Date of depopulation||May 20, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Influence of nearby town's fall|
|Current localities||Tirat Zvi|
Al-Khunayzir (Arabic: الخنيزر) was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Baysan. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, on May 20, 1948. It was attacked as part of Operation Gideon.
The population in 1931 was 83, increasing to 302 in 1948 with 70 houses.
The springs of 'Uyun Umm al-Faraj and 'Ayn al-Khanazir used to supply the village with water. A cemetery was also located in the area.
- Morris, 2004, p. xvii, village #131. Also gives cause of depopulation
- 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.
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