Ayn al-Mansi (Arabic: عين المنسي, Ein el Mansî) was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Jenin of the Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated as a result of a military attack in mid-April during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine.
|Etymology: "forgotten well"|
|Geopolitical entity||Mandatory Palestine|
|Date of depopulation||mid-April 1948|
|• Total||1,295 dunams (1.295 km2 or 320 acres)|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
In the 1945 statistics, Ayn al-Mansi had a population of 90 Muslims, and the jurisdiction of the village was 1,295 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 186 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 868 dunams were used for cereals, while 2 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
1948 and aftermathEdit
Ayn al-Mansi became depopulated after Military assault in mid-April 1948.
- Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #386. Also gives cause of depopulation.
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 54 Also gives total land area in dunums.
- Mills, 1932, p. 68
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 98
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 148
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945.
- Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
- Khalidi, W. (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, B. (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
- Welcome To 'Ayn al-Mansi
- 'Ayn al-Mansi, Zochrot
- 'Ayn al-Mansi, from Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
- 'Ayn al-Mansi, Palestine Family.net
- 3ein Al-Mansi, Dr. Moslih Kanaaneh
- Tour of Ayn al-Mansi, 18.2.06, Zochrot
- Address of Kassem Zeid at Zochrot’s visit to the village of Ayn al-Mansi, from Zochrot
- Booklet about Ayn al-Mansi (2006), downloadable, from Zochrot