|Name meaning||Kumbazah, possibly from Persian for dome or cupola|
|Date of depopulation||May, 1948|
|Current localities||Kerem Maharal|
British Mandate era
In the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Khirbat Qumbaza was counted with Ijzim, Khirbat Al-Manara, Al-Mazar, Shaykh al-Burayk and al-Washahiyya. Together they had a population of 2160; 88 Christians and the rest Muslim, in a total of 442 houses.
1948, and aftermath
In July 1948, the IDF found hundreds of women, children and old people at Ijzim and nearby Khirbat Qumbaza. "More than 100" Arabs were reported killed, and about 100 militiamen were taken prisoners.
According to Walid Khalidi, writing in 1992, some of the village lands was used by the Israeli army as military training ground, while the settlement of Kerem Maharal was close to the old village site.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 150
- Mills, 1932, p. 91. Number includes Ijzim, Khirbat Al-Manara, Al-Mazar, Shaykh al-Burayk, al-Washahiyya
- given in Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #165, followed by a (?)
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 185
- Abel, 1967, p. 63. Cited in Khalidi, 1992, p. 184.
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 42. Also quoted in Khalidi, 1992, p. 184
- Morris, 2004, p. 439
- Abel, F. M. (1967 ): Geographie de la Palestine. Volume 2. Geographie Politique. 3 ed. Paris. Cited in Khalidi, 1992.
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1882). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- 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.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.