Khirbat Lid

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Lid
Lid is located in Mandatory Palestine
Lid
Lid
Arabic خربة لِد العوادين
Name meaning From personal name[1]
Also spelled Khirbet Lid al Awadin[2]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°36′49″N 35°13′27″E / 32.61361°N 35.22417°E / 32.61361; 35.22417Coordinates: 32°36′49″N 35°13′27″E / 32.61361°N 35.22417°E / 32.61361; 35.22417
Palestine grid 171/224
Population 640[3][4] (1945)
Date of depopulation Not known[2]
Current localities HaYogev[5]

Lid was a Palestinian village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 9, 1948. It was located 32 km southeast of Haifa.

History[edit]

The Khirbat al-Manatir contained artifacts from the Byzantine period.[5]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found at Ludd "traces of ruins, with a pillar-shaft near a spring."[6]

Gottlieb Schumacher, as part of surveying for the construction of the Jezreel Valley railway, noted in 1900 that Ludd was a “flourishing village”, consisting of 46 huts and 200 inhabitants, built up by the Bedouin of the Merj.[7]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, the tribal area of Al Awadein had a population 402 Muslims,[8] increasing in the 1931 census to 451 Muslim inhabitants, in a total of 87 houses.[9]

In 1945 it had a population of 640 Muslims,[3] and the total land area was 13,572 dunams.[4] Of the land, 103 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 13,063 for cereals,[10] while 52 dunams were built-up (urban) areas.[11]

1948 and aftermath[edit]

Following the war the area was incorporated into the State of Israel. The moshav of HaYogev was established in 1949, west of the village site and partly on village land.[5]

In 1992 the village site was described: "Piles of stones, scattered across the ground near several large eucalyptus and olive trees, are all that remain of the village. There is a newly-built structure over the village well."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 151
  2. ^ a b Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #385. Gives cause of depopulation and date as "Not known"
  3. ^ a b Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 14
  4. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 48
  5. ^ a b c d Khalidi, 1992, p. 174
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 66
  7. ^ Schumacher, 1900, p. 358
  8. ^ Barron, 1923, Table XI, Sub-district of Haifa, p. 35
  9. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 94
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 91
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 141

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