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al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report

al-Shaykh Muwannis, 2003.

The Beidas family home, built c. 1900, destroyed a week before the tour.
The Beidas family home, built c. 1900, destroyed a week before the tour.

Sheikh Muwanis is a village that existed in what is now Ramat Aviv, a neighborhood of north Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv University was built on the lands of the village, and one of the last material remnants of the village, the Abu Kchil home (known today as the "Green House") is used as the Marcel Gordon Faculty Lounge. The home of the Mahmoud Yosef Beidas, another one of the few remaining structures, located by the Ramat Aviv Hotel, was demolished just a week before the tour to make way for a high rise project. Majdulin Beidas and Mona Abu Eid, descendants of Sheikh Muwanis, accompanied the tour and spoke about life in the village, the expulsion of its residents, and the recent destruction of the Beidas home. 

al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
Sheikh Muwannis cemetery. A provisional sign by Zochrot.
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
Majdulin Beidas, descendant of a Sheikh Muwannis family
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
Police escorted the tour
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
"Zochrot: Signposting the destroyed Palestinian villages." Etzel Museum in Ramat Aviv.
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
al-Shaykh Muwannis tour - report
The Abu Kchil home, today the "Green House" of Tel Aviv University's faculty lounge
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