Khirbat Umm Sabuna
|Arabic||خربة أم صابونة|
|Name meaning||the ruin of the mother of the soap-maker|
|Also spelled||Kh. Umm Sabôny|
|Date of depopulation||May 21, 1948|
Umm Sabuna (Arabic: خربة أم صابونة), was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Baysan. It was depopulated by the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on May 21, 1948 as part of Operation Gideon. It was located 10.5 km northeast of Baysan and the 'Ayn Umm-Sabuna provided the village with water.
British Mandate era
In the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the Mandatory Palestine authorities, it was counted under the Arab Es Saqr, who had a total population of 444; 443 Muslims and 1 Christian, in a total of 85 houses.
The population in 1948 was 868.
In 1992, the village site was described: "Only stone rubble remains on the village site. An orchard owned by the Neve Ur settlement is on village land. The hilly areas around the site are used by Israeli farmers for grazing."
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- 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.