The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, 1948التطهير العرقي لارض فلسطين 1948

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, 1948

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Source: Salman Abu-Sitta. The failure of the two-state solution. Palestine Land Society, 2013.
Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 85 cm

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 Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza in which expelled Palestinians were forced to live.  

The maps are based on meticulous documentation by Salman Abu-Sitta.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.