- Jiddin, Khirbat
Infobox Former Arab villages in Palestine
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date=11 July 1948
Yehiam, Kiryat, and Ga'aton
Jiddin, Khirbat is former
Palestinianvillage in the Galileelocated 16km northeast from city of Acre. According to a 1945 census the village had a population of approximately 1,500 Arabs.
The village has a khirba which contains the remains of buildings, building foundations, columns, and cisterns.
Crusaders referred to the village as "Judyn". During this period the Crusaders built a fortress in the center of the village but it was later destroyed by Saladinduring the town's capture by Ayyubidforces. It was rebuilt by Dhaher al-Omara Palestinian Ottoman governor of the Galille.
Occupation,destruction and ethnical cleansing
1948 Arab-Israeli Warthe village was captured by Israel's Sheva' Brigadeduring Operation Dekelon 11 July 1948.
Khirbat 'Iribbin was completely destroyed and defaced (with the exception of the Crusades fortress, which has been preserved as a tourist attraction), and its inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
* [http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Jiddin,-Khirbat/index.html Jiddin, Khirbat] Palestine Remembered
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