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Al-Sindiyana

Al-Sindiyana
Arabic السنديانة
Name meaning "the evergreen oak"[1]
Also spelled Sindiyana, Sindianeh
Subdistrict Haifa
Coordinates

32°33′24.3″N 35°0′08.15″E / 32.556750°N 35.0022639°E / 32.556750; 35.0022639Coordinates: 32°33′24.3″N 35°0′08.15″E / 32.556750°N 35.0022639°E / 32.556750; 35.0022639{{#coordinates:32|33|24.3|N|35|0|08.15|E|type:city_region:IL |primary |name=

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Palestine grid 150/218
Population 1,250 (1945)
Area 15,172 dunams
Date of depopulation May 12–14, 1948[2]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces
Current localities Aviel[3]

Al-Sindiyana (Arabic: السنديانة‎, Es Sindiyâna) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Haifa Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 12, 1948. It was located 29 km south of Haifa.

V. Guérin visited the village in the 19th century. Transcribing its name as Sendianeh, he notes there are 400 inhabitants and that its name must derive from the Arabic word sendian, meaning "evergreen oak", as these abound on the hills flanking the village.[4]

In 1945 it had a population of 1,250.[5] al-Sindiyana had an elementary school for boys founded in 1942-1943, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 200 students. The village had numerous springs and wells which provided it with water for both domestic use and irrigation.

References

  1. ^ Khatib et al., 2003, p. 119.
  2. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xviii village #160.
  3. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 193.
  4. ^ Guérin, 1875, p. 342.
  5. ^ Hadawi, 1970, p. 49. Also gives land area in dunams.

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