About the ProjectFor hundreds of years Sindiyana was a peaceful village located on the green hills in the southern part of the Carmel. On May 12th 1948 Irgun forces stormed the village which was prepared to make a peacefully surrender, expelling its inhabitants and pillaging their property. This project aims to learn more about the life in Sindiyana before 1948, about the ethnic cleansing during the Israeli-Arab 1948 war, and the lives of its refugees since.
|Sindiyana area, 1946|
I've written about Sindiyana before: The first post was The story of the attack - testimonies of the Irgun commanders involved in the attack and deportation, and a Journey to Sindiyana - how I found the village (links lead to articles in Hebrew). The currently available information about the village is scarce: Zochrot, the excellent Israeli project which aims to educate Israelis about the Nakba, has only summary information gathered from the usual sources (Morris, Khalidi). Palestine Remembered has a little more, and a photo on their site shows a group visiting the ruins, but real information, other than statistical and geographical data, is still lacking.