|Etymology: Kh. Wakkâs, the ruin of the man with a broken neck Kh. Lôzîyeh, the ruin of the almond tree|
|Geopolitical entity||Mandatory Palestine|
|Current Localities||Ayyelet ha-Shahar and Mishmar ha-Yarden|
Khirbat Waqqas was located west-northwest of Yarda, and is recognised as the place the Canaanites referred to as Hazor. Victor Guérin found at Kh. Waqqas in 1875: 'Near a small enclosure, in the centre of which is a broken column consecrated to a santon, are shown the remains of an edifice oriented east and west, once probably a church. It was ornamented with monolithic columns in ordinary limestone, some broken pieces of which are still lying about. Other similar fragments are found in the neighbouring houses. Here and there I remarked cut stones, which no doubt belonged to this monument. A little to the south, a hillock is also covered with ruins of houses.' In 1881, the PEF's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found at Kh. Wakkas only cattle-sheds.
British Mandate eraEdit
In 1992 the village site was described: "The truncated walls of some houses still stand, as well as those of a khan, or caravansary. The site is strewn with stones from crumbled houses. A portion of the land is used as pasture."
- Palmer, 1881, p. 86
- Palmer, 1881, p. 84
- Department of Statistics, 1945, pp. 09, 11
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 69
- Khalidi, 1992, p. 504
- Guérin, 1880, p. 452; as translated in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 248
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 248
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 242
- Mills, 1932, p. 111
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 118
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 168
- Khalidi, 1992, pp. 504-505
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- Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
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