Changing landscape: click through the sequence of maps to show how hundreds of Arab villages and towns were abandoned, attacked and de-populated during Israel’s war of independence in 1948 – which is still remembered by Palestinians as their catastrophe or Nakba

http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/may/02/arab-villages-lost-israel-war-independence-interactive

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Israeli%E2%80%93Palestinian_conflict

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Palestinian refugees in 1948

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Haganah fighters, 1947

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