The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, 1948   [59 x 85 cm]

Source of image: Salman Abu Sitta
Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon

Palestinians refer to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine as the Nakba (Catastrophe), illustrated by these maps. One shows the hundreds of Palestinian villages before 1948, the other map shows  refugee camps in which expelled Palestinians were forced to live in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza. The maps are based on meticulous documentation by Salman Abu-Sitta.

Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

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