Baysamun (Arabic: بيسمون, Beisamûn) was a small Palestinian Arab village, located 16.5 kilometers (10.3 mi) northeast of Safad. In 1945, it had a population of 20. It was depopulated during the 1948 War on May 25, 1948 by the Palmach's First Battalion in Operation Yiftach.
Kathleen Kenyon notes that Beisamun disappeared under modern drainage systems set up by Israel; in the fish ponds created, Neolithic remains were found that included houses and two plastered skulls. Rectangular houses with plastered floors show striking similarities to those at Byblos. These "Levantine pier house[s]" were also found in Yiftahel, Ayn Ghazal, and Jericho.
- ^ Grootkerk, 2000, p. 120.
- ^ Morris, 2004, p. xvi, village #27. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- ^ Hadawi, 1970, p. 69.
- ^ a b Kenyon, 1985, p. 29.
- ^ Wright, 1985, p. 30.
- ^ Negev and Gibson, 2005, p. 232.
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