Khirbat al-Muntar

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Khirbat al-Muntar
Khirbat al-Muntar is located in Mandatory Palestine
Khirbat al-Muntar
Khirbat al-Muntar
Arabic خربة المُنظار
Subdistrict Safad
Coordinates 32°59′21″N 35°34′13″E / 32.98917°N 35.57028°E / 32.98917; 35.57028Coordinates: 32°59′21″N 35°34′13″E / 32.98917°N 35.57028°E / 32.98917; 35.57028
Palestine grid 205/265

Khirbat al-Muntar was a Palestinian Arab village in the Safad Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War by Palmach's First Battalion and 'Oded Brigade of Operation Yiftach after resistance by the Syrian Army. It was located 8.5 km east of Safad.

History[edit]

In 1838, Edward Robinson noted al-Muntar as an encampment of Turkish and Kurdish nomads.[1]

At the end of the 19th century, much of the land was purchased by Baron Rothschild, and Mahanayim was established in 1898 on former Khirbat al-Muntar land. Mahanayim failed and was abandoned, but reestablished in 1939.[2]

In the 1945, during the British Mandate of Palestine, Khirbat al-Muntar was counted under Mahanayim, and Arabs owned only 52 dunams out of a total of 2,472 dunums of land.[3][4] All of the 52 dunums were for used cereals.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, p. 362, cited in Khalidi, 1992, p. 480
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 480
  3. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 10
  4. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 70
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 119
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 169

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