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Kafr Dunin

Kfar Dunin
كفردونين
Village
Map showing the location of At Tiri within Lebanon
Map showing the location of At Tiri within Lebanon
Kfar Dunin
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°14′N 35°24′E / 33.233°N 35.400°E / 33.233; 35.400
Grid position187/293 PAL
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNabatieh Governorate
DistrictBint Jbeil District
Elevation
580 m (1,900 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.kfardounine.org/

Kfar Dunin (Arabic: كفردونين)[1] is a village in Lebanon, 102 km from the capital Beirut and 580 m from sea coast remote. Adjacent villages: Deir Kifa, Alkaline, Khirbat Silm, Der Ntar. It is considered first of villages in Bent Jbeil district of Nabatieh Governorate. Its population is 6000 people.

History

In 1875 Victor Guérin noted: "Near a little mosque are well-cut stones, the remains of a demolished church, of which there also survive fragments of monolithic columns and several broken capitals, strewing the soil in several places, and especially near the Sheikh's house.'[2] He estimated that the village had 350 to 400 Metawileh inhabitants.[3]

In 1881, the PEF's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: "A village, built of stone, containing about 150 Metawileh, on a hill, surrounded by figs, olives, and arable land. The water is obtained from a spring near and cisterns in the village."[4]

At the beginning of March 1986 a Ghanaian soldier serving with UNIFIL was shot and injured by an Israeli soldier in Kafr Dunin. The Israelis had launched a search operation, the largest since their withdrawal to their security zone in June 1985, looking for two of their soldiers who had been captured. Two Israelis were killed in the operation.[5]

References

  1. ^ Meaning: "The village of Dûnîn", according to Palmer, 1881, p. 23
  2. ^ Guerin, 1880, p. 265-265; translated by Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 117
  3. ^ Guerin, 1880, p. 265-265
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 92
  5. ^ Middle East International No 270, 7 March 1986, Publishers Lord Mayhew, Dennis Walters MP; Jim Muir p.10

Bibliography

  • Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. Vol. 1. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. (p. 96)
  • Guérin, V. (1880). Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (in French). Vol. 3: Galilee, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale.
  • Palmer, E.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
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