Yajur, Haifa

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Yajur is located in Mandatory Palestine
Arabic ياجور
Name meaning from personal name[1]
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates 32°45′30.6″N 35°03′26.3″E / 32.758500°N 35.057306°E / 32.758500; 35.057306Coordinates: 32°45′30.6″N 35°03′26.3″E / 32.758500°N 35.057306°E / 32.758500; 35.057306
Palestine grid 155/240
Population 610[2] (1945)
Area 2,720[2] dunams
Date of depopulation April 25, 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Secondary cause Influence of nearby town's fall

Yajur (Arabic: ياجور‎‎, Yâjûr) was a Palestinian Arab village located 9.5 km southeast of Haifa. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on April 25, 1948.


Yajur was mentioned as part of the domain of the Crusaders during the hudna (truce) between the Crusaders based in Acre and the Mamluk sultan Al Mansur Qalawun declared in 1283.[4]

British Mandate era[edit]

In 1921, some of the land of Yajur was sold by Nasrallah Kuri to Yehoshua Hankin.[citation needed] The village population in 1945 was 610.[2]

Fragments of glass, and tombs with sarcophagi are located in the old village area today.


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 120
  2. ^ a b c Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 49
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, xvii, village #143. Also gives causes of depopulation.
  4. ^ Dan Barag (1979). "A new source concerning the ultimate borders of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem". Israel Exploration Journal. 29. pp. 197–217. 


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