Al-Rihaniyya

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This article is about the Palestinian village depopulated in 1948. For the Circassian village in modern day Israel, see Rehaniya.
Al-Rihaniyya
Al-Rihaniyya is located in Mandatory Palestine
Al-Rihaniyya
Al-Rihaniyya
Also spelled Rihaniya, -al[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°37′11.7″N 35°05′12.65″E / 32.619917°N 35.0868472°E / 32.619917; 35.0868472Coordinates: 32°37′11.7″N 35°05′12.65″E / 32.619917°N 35.0868472°E / 32.619917; 35.0868472
Palestine grid 158/225
Population 240 (1945)
Date of depopulation Not known[1]

Al-Rihaniyya was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 30, 1948 as part of the battle of Mishmar HaEmek. It was located 25 km southeast of Haifa and 3 km northwest of Wadi al-Mileh.

In 1945 the village had a population of 240. al-Rihaniyya had an elementary school for boys founded in 1888, but it was closed during the British Mandate period.

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  1. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #163. Gives both date and cause of depopulation as "Not known".

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