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.[1]

Ayn al-Mansi

عين المنسي

'Ein al-Mansi
Village
Etymology: "forgotten well"
Ayn al-Mansi is located in Mandatory Palestine
Ayn al-Mansi
Ayn al-Mansi
Coordinates: 32°35′36″N 35°10′38″E / 32.59333°N 35.17722°E / 32.59333; 35.17722Coordinates: 32°35′36″N 35°10′38″E / 32.59333°N 35.17722°E / 32.59333; 35.17722
Palestine grid166/222
Geopolitical entityMandatory Palestine
SubdistrictJenin
Date of depopulationmid-April 1948[1]
Area
 • Total1,295 dunams (1.295 km2 or 320 acres)
Population
(1945[2][3])
 • Total90
Cause(s) of depopulationMilitary assault by Yishuv forces

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HistoryEdit

In the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ein el Mansi had 73 Muslim inhabitants, in a total of 15 houses.[4]

In the 1945 statistics, Ayn al-Mansi had a population of 90 Muslims,[2] and the jurisdiction of the village was 1,295 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[3] Of this, 186 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 868 dunams were used for cereals,[5] while 2 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[6]

1948 and aftermathEdit

Ayn al-Mansi became depopulated after Military assault in mid-April 1948.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #386. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  2. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
  3. ^ a b Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 54 Also gives total land area in dunums.
  4. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 68
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 98
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 148

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.

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