Infobox Former Arab villages in Palestine
altSp=Khirbet Farwana, Rohob, Rehob, Tel Rehov
date=11 May 1948
Farwana ( _ar. فرونه) was a Palestinian village, located 4.5 kilometers south of Bisan. Identified with the ancient city of
Rehob, extant during Egyptian rule over Palestinein the second millennium BCE, archaeological sites located on the former village's lands include Tell es-Sarem (i.e. Tel Rehov)cite journal|title=The 1997-1998 Excavations at Tel Rehov: Preliminary Report|author=Amihai Mazar|journal=Israel Exploration Journal|volume=49|date=1999|url=http://www.rehov.org/Rehov/publications/index1.htm|pages=1–42] and the remains of a synagoguefrom the third century ACE.cite web|title=Welcome to Farwana|publisher=Palestine Remembered|accessdate=2007-12-06|url=http://www.palestineremembered.com/Baysan/Farwana/index.html]
TelRehov with the Rehob of the Egyptian texts was based on the preservation of the name at the nearby Islamic holy tomb of esh-Sheikh er-Rihab (1 kilometer to the south of the tel) and the existence of the ruins of a Byzantineera Jewish town of the same name (Rohob), 1 kilometer northwest of Tel Rehov, mentioned by Eusebiusas being in the fourth mile from Bisan. Khirbet Farwana ("Khirbet" meaning "site of ruins" in Arabic) is also associated with Rohob.
1948 war and its aftermath
Farwana had a population of over 300 people when it was depopulated in the lead up to the
1948 Arab-Israeli war. Its Arabinhabitants, along with those of the neighbouring village of al-Ashrafiyyafled to Jordanafter the village was occupied by the pre-state Israeli forces of the Golani Brigadeduring Operation Gideon on 11 May 1948. The following day, the more than 72 houses that made up the village were completely destroyed. Farwana's inhabitants never returned to the village, and they and their descendants make up one small part of the current population of more than 4 million Palestinian refugees worldwide.
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