The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, 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.

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