Tagged: 1948

Israel should allow return of Palestinian refugees Op-Eds & Analysis
Ghada Ageel, The Hill

Israel should allow return of Palestinian refugees

Israeli officials brag regarding their humanitarian aid to Haiti and the Philippines and to injured Syrian children yet stand by and do nothing for Palestinian refugees despite bearing an immense responsibility for the fact that Palestinian civilians are dying in the Syrian carnage. (Photo: Anne Paq/ActiveStills)

on January 30, 2014
The Generous Wilderness of Yacoub al-Khayyat News Roundup
Riad Bahhur, This Week In Palestine

The Generous Wilderness of Yacoub al-Khayyat

"I noticed that the darkest part of the night is the moment just before the light begins to appear," says Yacoub al-Khayyat, standing in the middle of a meadow with a bouquet of wild plants, including spectacular thorns, delicate white and yellow flowers.

on July 1, 2013
The Nakba, 65 Years of Dispossession and Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Nakba, 65 Years of Dispossession and Apartheid

The IMEU offers this fact sheet on the Nakba, which led to the displacement of up to one million Palestinians. The Palestinian refugee and displaced person population is the largest and longest-standing in the world.

on May 8, 2013
QUICK FACTS: Israeli Independence & The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Fact Sheets
IMEU

QUICK FACTS: Israeli Independence & The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on the impact that Israel's creation had on the non-Jewish, Palestinian Arab population living within the borders of what became Israel in 1948.

on April 9, 2013
Plan Dalet: Blueprint for Ethnic Cleansing Fact Sheets
IMEU

Plan Dalet: Blueprint for Ethnic Cleansing

Sunday, March 10, 2013 marks 65 years since the political leadership of the Zionist community in Palestine adopted Plan Dalet, the blueprint for the expulsion of the majority of the Arab population in the part of historic Palestine that became Israel in 1948. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on Plan Dalet as background

on March 8, 2013
The UN Partition Plan for Palestine Palestine 101
IMEU

The UN Partition Plan for Palestine

On November 29, 1947, the UNGA passed Resolution 181, calling for the partition of historic Palestine, which had been ruled by the British since the end of World War I under a mandate endorsed by the League of Nations in 1923, into two states, one Jewish and one Arab.

on November 27, 2012
Ten Facts About the Nakba Fact Sheets
IMEU

Ten Facts About the Nakba

Sixty years ago, approximately 750,000 Palestinians lost their homes and belongings, their farms and businesses, their towns and cities. Jewish militias seeking to create a state with a Jewish majority in Palestine, and later, the Israeli army, drove them out. Israel rapidly moved Jews into the newly-emptied Palestinian homes. Nakba means "catastrophe" in Arabic, and Palestinians refer to the destruction of their society and the takeover of their homeland as an-Nakba, "The Catastrophe."

on May 1, 2008
Who are the Palestinian refugees? Palestine 101
IMEU

Who are the Palestinian refugees?

Palestinian refugees are the individuals who have been forced from their homes through deliberate Israeli actions since 1948, and their children.

on December 13, 2005
How many Palestinian refugees are there? Palestine 101
IMEU

How many Palestinian refugees are there?

Reliable figures on the Palestinian refugee and displaced population are hard to find, as there is no centralized agency or institution charged with maintaining this information, and there is no uniform definition of a Palestinian refugee.

on December 11, 2005
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