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Ruin in Al-Kunayyisa
Al-Kunayyisa is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arabic الكنيّسة
Name meaning The church
Subdistrict Ramle
Coordinates 31°53′18″N 34°57′27″E / 31.88833°N 34.95750°E / 31.88833; 34.95750Coordinates: 31°53′18″N 34°57′27″E / 31.88833°N 34.95750°E / 31.88833; 34.95750
Palestine grid 146/144
Population 40[1][2] (1945)
Area 3,872 dunams
Date of depopulation July 10, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Al-Kunayyisa was a small Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War on July 10, 1948 under the first stage of Operation Dani. It was located 12 km southeast of Ramla.

It had a population of 40 in 1945. A khirba to the east contains rugged stone walls and building remains.


  1. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
  2. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 67
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xix village #243. Also gives cause of depopulation


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