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Taanayel village, 2013
Taanayel village, 2013
Taanayel is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°47′59″N 35°52′08″E / 33.79972°N 35.86889°E / 33.79972; 35.86889
Country Lebanon
GovernorateBeqaa Governorate
Elevation2,720 ft (830 m)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3

Taanayel (Arabic: تعنايل), also transliterated Tanayal,[2] is a village located in the Zahlé District of the Beqaa Governorate in Lebanon.


In 1838, Eli Smith noted Tha'nayil as a Sunni Muslim village in the Beqaa Valley.[3]

In 1982, Taanayel suffered heavy damages from aerial bombardments.[4]

In October 1985, war planes of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) dropped bombs and fired rockets on a target near Tanayel on the Beirut-Damascus highway. According to UPI, the command of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that the place was used as a military base by Ahmed Jibril's pro-Syrian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.[2]

Tannayal farm (from the Aramaic word for "the Grace of God") lies a few kilometers south from Chtaura on the main road. An estate that has been converted to a farm and retreat centre in Ignatian spirituality, owned by the Jesuit fathers since 1860. Exotic fowl including peacocks and doves can be found there. It is a working farm and also serves as a teaching facility for the Faculty of Agriculture at Saint Joseph University located in Beirut.[5]


  1. ^ Taanayel, localiban
  2. ^ a b Smerdon, Peter (27 October 1985). "Israeli warplanes pounded two Palestinian bases in eastern Lebanon's..." UPI. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  3. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, 2nd appendix, p. 142
  4. ^ Mohr, Jean (1982). "Référence : V-P-LB-D-00046-05". ICRC Audiovisual archives. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  5. ^ "Tourism @".


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