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 [3 ] 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 [4 ] Byblos. [4 ] These " [5 ] Levantine pier house[s]" were also found in Yiftahel, Ayn Ghazal, and Jericho. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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.
Bibliography [ edit ]
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Hadawi, Sami (1970). "Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine". Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center. Khalaily, Hamudi and Fanny Bocquentin (16/6/2008):
Beisamoun (Mallaha), Hadashot Arkheologiyot – Excavations and Surveys in Israel, No. 120.
Kenyon, Kathleen M. (1985). Archaeology in the Holy Land (4th, illustrated ed.). Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-416-36490-3.
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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Wright, G. R. H. (1985). Ancient Building in South Syria and Palestine. Brill Archive. ISBN 978-90-04-07091-2.