|Also spelled||Khirbet Farwana, Rohob, Rehob, Tel Rehov|
|Date of depopulation||11 May 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
Identified with the ancient city of Rehov, extant during Egyptian rule over Canaan in the second millennium BCE, archaeological sites located on the former village's lands include Tell es-Sarem (i.e. Tel Rehov) and the remains of a synagogue from the third century CE.
Identification of Tel Rehov with the Rehob of the Egyptian texts was based on the preservation of the name at the nearby Islamic holy tomb of esh-Sheikh er-Rihab (1 kilometer to the south of the tel) and the existence of the ruins of a Byzantine era Jewish town of the same name (Rohob), 1 kilometer northwest of Tel Rehov, mentioned by Eusebius as being in the fourth mile from Bisan. Khirbet Farwana (Khirbet meaning "site of ruins" in Arabic) is also associated with Rohob.
British Mandate era
In 1945, the population was 330 Muslims, with a total of 4,996 dunams of land. Of this, 42 dunams were for plantations or irrigable land, 3,847 for cereals, while 11 were built-up (urban) land.
1948 war and its aftermath
Farwana had a population of over 300 people when it was depopulated in the lead up to the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Its Arab inhabitants, along with those of the neighbouring village of al-Ashrafiyya fled to Jordan with the approach of the pre-state Israeli forces of the Golani Brigade during Operation Gideon on 11 May 1948. The following day, the more than 72 houses that made up the village were completely destroyed. Farwana's inhabitants never returned to the village, and they and their descendants make up one small part of the current population of more than 4 million Palestinian refugees worldwide.
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 43
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 6
- Morris, 2004, p. xvii village #128. Also give cause for depopulation
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- Khalidi, 1992, pp. 46-47
- Barron, 1923, Table IX, p. 31
- Mills, 1932, p. 78
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 84
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- Morris, 2004, p. 227
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- Welcome To Farwana
- Survey of Western Palestine, map 9: IAA, Wikimedia commons
- Farwana, from Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre