Infobox Former Arab villages in Palestine

date=22 October 1948
curlocl=Beit Nir

Kudna ( _ar. كُدنة, also known to the Crusaders as Kidna) was a Palestinian Arab village, located 25 kilometers northwest of Hebron. In a 1931 census conducted by the British Mandatory authorities, there were 353 registered inhabitants living there.cite web|title=Welcome to Kudna|publisher=Palestine Remembered|accessdate=2007-12-04|url=http://www.palestineremembered.com/Hebron/Kudna/index.html]

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the Israeli forces of the Giv'ati Brigade, commanded by Yigal Allon in Operation Yo'av assaulted the village on 22 October 1948. Though the village was defended by volunteers from the Arab Liberation Army, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and local militia men, it was overtaken by the Israeli forces and the village inhabitants fled. Benny Morris reports that Kudna was one of a number of villages, including Zikrin, Ra'na, Deir ad Dabbun and Ajjur, where most of the people fled before the arrival of the Givati Brigade; however those that did remain were expelled eastwards.Morris, 2004, p. 466.]

The area today is inhabited by the Israeli kibbutz Beit Nir.

ee also

*List of villages depopulated during the Arab-Israeli conflict



*Morris, Benny (2004). " [http://books.google.ca/books?id=uM_kFX6edX8C&pg=RA1-PA217&dq=kheiriya&sig=IBf8ESqaW5cBPuQ9lBwY9vcBy8U#PRA1-PA217,M1 The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited] . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521009677

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