The Truth about Palestine

January 5, 2009 by  
Filed under News

  • 60 years of Misery & Ethnic-cleansing

  • 7 wars

  • 5 million Palestinian Refugees

  • 3 million Occupied

  • 1.5 million Abducted / Hostages

  • 254 km of an Apartheid Wall

  • 562 Humiliation Check Points

  • 20,000 Political Prisoners

  • 400 Children Held in Israeli Dungeons

  • 468,831 New Settlers on Occupied Land

  • Disappearance of Palestine

  • Number of World Leaders in UN Violations = 69

1948 Palestinian Exodus – View the Video

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History

The history of the Palestinian exodus is closely tied to the events of the war in Palestine, which lasted from 1947 to 1949. Many factors played a role in bringing it about. Ruins of the Palestinian village of Suba, near Jerusalem, overlooking Kibbutz Zova, which was built on the village lands.

 

Palestinian refugees in 1948
 

Ruins of the Palestinian village of Suba, near Jerusalem, overlooking Kibbutz Zova, which was built on the village lands.

 

 

Ruins of the former Arab village of Bayt Jibrin, inside the green line west of Hebron.

The 1948 Palestinian exodus (A al-Hijra al-Filasteeniya), referred to by Palestinians as al Nakba or al Naqba, meaning the “disaster”, “catastrophe”, or “cataclysm,”[1][2][3] refers to the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem during and after the 1948 Palestine war.

History

The history of the Palestinian exodus is closely tied to the events of the war in Palestine, which lasted from 1947 to 1949. Many factors played a role in bringing it about. Ruins of the Palestinian village of Suba, near Jerusalem, overlooking Kibbutz Zova, which was built on the village lands.

For more information on the historical context, see Zionism, Palestinian nationalism, United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine, 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

By 1951, the United Nations (UN) estimated 711,000 Palestinian refugees existed outside Israel,[4] with about one-quarter of the estimated 160,000 Arab Palestinians remaining in Israel as “internal refugees.” Today, Palestinian refugees and their descendants are estimated to number more than 4 million people.[5]

Historians have argued over the causes of the Palestinian exodus. In early decades following the exodus, two diametrically opposed schools of analysis could be distinguished. The

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