Wadi Qabbani

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Wadi Qabbani
Wadi Qabbani is located in Mandatory Palestine
Wadi Qabbani
Wadi Qabbani
Arabic وادي قباني
Subdistrict Tulkarm
Coordinates 32°21′44″N 34°55′08″E / 32.36222°N 34.91889°E / 32.36222; 34.91889Coordinates: 32°21′44″N 34°55′08″E / 32.36222°N 34.91889°E / 32.36222; 34.91889
Palestine grid 142/196
Population 320[1][2] (1945)
Area 9,812[2] dunams
Date of depopulation Not known[3]
Current localities HaOgen[4]

Wadi Qabbani (Arabic: وادي قباني‎‎), also known as Khirbat ash Sheik Husein (Arabic: خربة الشيخ حسين‎‎) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Tulkarm Subdistrict. It was probably depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on March 1, 1948 as part of Operation Coastal Clearing. It was located 12 km northwest of Tulkarm. The name, Qabbani came from the Lebanese family who owned most of the land.

History[edit]

The Khirbat al-Shaykh Husayn is located in the village, which had artifacts dating to the Roman period.[5]

British Mandate era[edit]

In 1945 the village had a total population of 210 Muslims[1] with a total of 9,812 dunams of land.[2]

The land ownership of the village before occupation in dunams:[1][2]

Owner Dunams
Arab 427
Jewish 9,276
Public 109
Total 9,812

Of this, Arabs used 408 dunums for cereals,[6] while a total of 1,301 dunams were classified as non-cultivable land.[7]

Types of land use in dunams in the village in 1945:[6][7]

Land Usage Arab Jewish Public
Citrus and bananas - 46 -
Irrigated and plantation - - -
Cereal 408 8,057 -
Urban - - -
Cultivable 408 8,103 -
Non-cultivable 19 1,173 109

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 22
  2. ^ a b c d Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 77
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #186. Gives both date and cause of depopulation as "Not known"
  4. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 566
  5. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 565
  6. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 128
  7. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 178

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