A Nakba Timeline


All occupation dates, village and town names in English and Arabic are from Palestine Remembered

1937

July 12

Ben-Gurion writes to his son:

The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war.1

1 Ben-Gurion's Diary , October 7, 1947, quoted in Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 23

1947

October 7
David Ben-Gurion tells the Consultancy that in the light of Arab rejection of the United Nation's partition plan, there are "no territorial boundaries for the future Jewish state."1

1 Ben-Gurion's Diary , January 1, 1948, quoted in Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 37

November 29
The United Nations adopts Resolution 181 mandating the partition of Palestine.

December 18

The village of al-Khisas - الخصاص - about 30 km north of Safad was attacked by Jewish troops at night, who blew up random houses while the inhabitants were asleep. The incident was witnessed by a New York Times reporter.1

1 Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 57

December 25
al-Mas'udiyya - المسعوديّة/صميل - occupied by Zionist forces.

December 30
At about 10:20, a group of Irgun members threw two hand grenades into a crowd of Arab workers at the Haifa oil refinery. The explosion killed six people, and injured some forty others. In the ensuing riot, forty-one Jewish workers were killed.1

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 230-231

December 31

In reprisal for the Haifa oil refinery riot, the Hagana high command order the encirclement of the village Balad al-Shaykh - بلد الشيخ' , and the killing of as many men as possible, but to refrain from killing women. (Ilan Pappe points out that at this stage men and women were still distinguished.) The attack lasted about 3 hours and left sixty Palestinian Arabs dead.1

The Consultancy meeting that Ilan Pappe terms the "Long Seminar" takes place. It ends with the resolution that the Palestinians should be violently transferred out of the area that would become the new Jewish state. Ben-Gurion declared to the meeting that every attack should end with occupation.2

al-Muwaylih - المويْلح - occupied by Zionist forces.

1 Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 59
2 Pappe, 62-64

1948

January 1

Ben-Gurion writes in his diary:

There is a need now for strong and brutal action. We need to be accurate about timing, place and those we hit. If we accuse a family - we need to harm them without mercy, women and children included.1

Lifta - لفتا - occupied by Zionist forces.

1 Ben-Gurion's Diary , January 1, 1948, quoted in Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 68

January 4
In Jaffa, members of Irgun, disguised as Arabs, left a truck filled with explosives between Barclay's bank, and the former palace of the Ottoman governor. Twenty-eight Arabs were killed, and sixty injured.1

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 273

January 10
Bayt 'Affa - بيت عفا - occupied by Zionist forces.

January 18
Mansurat al-Khayt - منصورة الخيط - occupied by Zionist forces.

February 1
al-Mirr - المرّ / المحمودية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Farradiyya - الفرّاضية - occupied by Zionist forces.

February 3
al-Haram - الحرم سيدنا علي - occupied by Zionist forces.

February 7

Ben-Gurion travels from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem to see the village of Lifta, which had been occupied, and whose Arabs had been expelled, and reported back to the Mapai Council:

When I come now to Jerusalem, I feel I am in a Jewish city...It is true that not all of Jerusalem is Jewish, but it has in it already a huge Jewish bloc when you enter the city through Lifta and Romema...In many Arab neighborhoods in the west you do not see even one Arab. I do not suppose it will change. And what happened in Jerusalem and Haifa can happen in large parts of the country. If we persist it is quite possible that in the next six or eight months there will be considerable changes in the country, very considerable, and to our advantage. There will certainly be considerable changes to the demographic composition of the country.1

1 Rivlin and Oren, The War of Independence , 210-211, quoted in Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 68

February 15
al-Burj, Khirbat - خربة البرج - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qisarya - قيسارية - occupied by Zionist forces.

February 27
Wadi 'Ara - وادي عارة - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 1
Daliyat al-Rawha' - دالية الروحة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Manara - المناره - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qira - قِيرة وقامون - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Manara - المنارة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jalama - الجلمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Majdal, Khirbat - خربة المجدل - occupied by Zionist forces.
Wadi Qabbani - وادي قباني - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 3
al-Manshiyya - منشية سمخ - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-'Ubaydiyya - العبيدية - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 6
Dayr Ayyub - دير أيوب - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 10

In the Tel-Aviv headquarters of Hagana, Plan Dalet is finalized by the Consultancy, then dispatched in the form of orders to Zionist military units.1

1 Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), xii

March 15
al-Shuna, Khirbat - خربة الشونة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Raml Zayta - رمل زيتة/قزازة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Wadi al-Hawarith - وادي الحوارث - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 17
al-Jammasin al-Gharbi - الجمْاسين الغربي - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jammasin al-Sharqi - الجمْاسين الشرقي - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 20
Umm Khalid - اُم خالد - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 26
Qumya - قوميه - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 30
Abu Kishk - ابو كشْك - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sawalima - السوالمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Shaykh Muwannis - الشيخ موّنس - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 31
Bayyarat Hannun - بيارات حنون - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 1
'Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri - عرب ظهرة الضميري - occupied by Zionist forces.
Beit Lehem - بيت لحم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Waldheim (Umm al-'Amad) - والدهيم/أُم العمد occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Naqquba - بيت نقّوبا occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Thul - بيت ثول occupied by Zionist forces.
al-'Urayfiyya - العريفية occupied by Zionist forces.
Yarda - ياردا occupied by Zionist forces.
Fardisya - فرديسيا occupied by Zionist forces.

April 3
Hagana forces lay siege to Tiberias.1
Ijlil al-Qibliyya - إجْليل القبلية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ijlil al-Shamaliyya - إجْليل الشماليّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qalunya - قالونيا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Qastal - القسطل - occupied by Zionist forces.
Tabsur - (تبصر(خربة عزون - occupied by Zionist forces.

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 212

April 5
Bayt Lid, Khirbat - خربة بيت ليد - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 6
Sirin - سرين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Muhaysin - دير مُحيسن - occupied by Zionist forces.
Khulda - خُلدة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Saydun - صيدون - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 7
Bayt Far, Khirbat - خربة بيت فار - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm Kalkha - اُم كلخة - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 8
al-Ghubayya al-Fawqa - الغبية الفوقا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Ghubayya al-Tahta - الغبية التحتا - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 9
Abu Shusha - ابو شوشة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Lid, Khirbat - خربة لِد العوادين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Yasin - ديرياسين - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 10
'Arab al-Fuqara' - عرب الفقراء/الشيخ حلو - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Arab al-Nufay'at - عرب النفيعات - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Dumayri - الضُميري - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 12
Abu Zurayq - ابو زريق - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Kafrayn - الكفرين - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mansi - المنْسي/عرب بنيها - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Naghnaghiyya - النغْنغية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Biyar 'Adas - بِيار عدس - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Ayn al-Mansi - عين المنسي - occupied by Zionist forces.
Nasir al-Din - نصر الدين - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 15
al-Tira - الطيرة/المرج/الزعبية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sarkas, Khirbat - خربة السركس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Nitaf - نطاف - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Dalhamiyya - الدلهمية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Manshiyya - المنشية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Zalafa, Khirbat - خربة زلفة - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 16
Hawsha - هوشة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Kasayir, Khirbat - خربة الكساير - occupied by Zionist forces.
Wa'arat al-Sarris - وعرة السرّيس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Saris - ساريس - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 17
Hagana forces attack and bisect the Arab section of Tiberias. Hagana tactics included the use of barrels loaded with explosives rolled into residential areas.1
Wadi Hunayn - وادي حنين - occupied by Zionist forces.

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 213

April 18
Tiberias - طبريه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Wa'ra al-Sawda', Khirbat - خربة الوعرة السوداء - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 19
'Arab Shibli - عرب شبلي/الصبيح - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 20
al-Mansura - المنصورة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mukhayzin - المُخيزن - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sarafand al-Kharab - صرفند الخراب - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Arab al-Zubayd - عرب الزبيد - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-'Ulmaniyya - العلمانية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Birket Ramadan - بركة رمضان - occupied by Zionist forces.
Miska - مسكة - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 21
al-Husayniyya - الحسينية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ghuwayr Abu Shusha - غُويّر أبو شوشة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Samra - السمرا - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 22

Early in the morning, Zionist forces launched a major attack against Haifa, from which British forces had just withdrawn, and controlled a large part of the city by dawn.1 Zionist forces shot indiscrimately at Arabs in Haifa, including women and children, with weapons that included machine guns, and mortars.2 Officers of the Zionist Carmeli Brigade, aware that Arabs were gathering near the port, ordered mortars to be positioned on the mountain slopes opposite the port, and to shell the gathering crowds.3

Kirad al-Baqqara - كراد البقّارة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kirad al-Ghannama - كراد الغنامة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kafr Sabt - كفر سبت - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Majdal - المجدل - occupied by Zionist forces.
Wadi al-Hamam - وادي الحمام - occupied by Zionist forces.

1 U.S. National Arquives 84/350/61/34/3, Lippincott to Marshall, April 23, 1948, quoted in Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 242
2 National Arquives of the U.K., War Office Papers 261/297, First Battalion Cold Stream Guards, TAC HQ No. 16, April 22, 1948, quoted in Esber, 242
3 Zadok Eshel (ed.), The Carmeli Brigade in the War of Independence , 147, quoted in Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine , (Oxford: OneWorld, Paperback, 2010), 96

April 23
Haifa - حيفا - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 25
Balad al-Shaykh - بلد الشيخ - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qannir - قنْير - occupied by Zionist forces.
Yajur - ياجور - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Dajan - بيت دجن - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kafr 'Ana - كفْر عانة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Khayriyya - الخيْريّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Salama - سلمة الباسلة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Saqiya - ساقِية - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 26
At 8:00 AM, Zionist forces begin a mortar attack on Jaffa, which continues for forty-eight hours.1

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 275

April 27
Zionist forces begin Operation Hametz, designed to isolate Jaffa, and open a road to Lydda airport.1

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 276-277

April 28
al-Mansura, Khirbat - خربة المنصورة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sa'sa', Khirbat - خربة سعْسع - occupied by Zionist forces.
Tulayl - تليل - occupied by Zionist forces.
Samakh - سمخ - occupied by Zionist forces.

April 30
al-Damun, Khirbat - خربة الدامون - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kabara - كبارة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Rihaniyya - الريحانية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Madahil - امداحل - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Shuna - الشونة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 1
al-Ghabisiyya - الغابسية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Butaymat - البطيمات - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jalama - الجلمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jarisha - جرِيشة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Yazur - يازور - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Dirdara - الدردارة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Hamra' - الحمراء - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jahula - جاحولا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Khiyam al-Walid - خيام الوليد - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sanbariyya - السنبرية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Taytaba - طيطبا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Wayziyya - الويزية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Yaquq - ياقوق - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 2
'Ayn al-Zaytun - عين الزيتون - occupied by Zionist forces.
Biriyya - بيريّا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Mughr al-Khayt - مُغر الخيط - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 3
Hunin - هونين - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 4
al-'Abbasiyya - العبْاسِيّة/اليهودية ا - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Arab al-Shamalina - اعرب الشمالنه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Butayha - البطيحه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jubb Yusuf - جُب يوسف - occupied by Zionist forces.
Karraza, Khirbat - خربة كرّازة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Qudayriyya - القديرية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zanghariyya - زُحلق/الزنغرية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Samakiyya - تلحوم/السمكية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tabigha - الطابغة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 5
Burayka - بريكة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 6
'Aqir - عآقر - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Shajara - الشجرة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 9
Abu al-Fadl - أبو الفضل/السطرية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bir Salim - بئر سالم - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Akbara - عكبرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Ja'una - الجاعونة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 10
Bayt Mahsir - بيت محسير - occupied by Zionist forces.
Abil al-Qamh - آبل القمح - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dallata - دلاّتة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Dirbashiyya - الدرباشية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Mirun - ميرون - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zahiriyya al-Tahta - الظاهرية التحتا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Maghar - مغار والمنصورة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mansura - المنصورة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 11
Safad - صفد - occupied by Zionist forces.
Farwana - فرونه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Daras - بيت دراس - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Buwayziyya - البويزية والميس - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Khalisa - الخالصة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qaddita - قدّيتا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zuq al-Tahtani - الزوق التحتاني - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 12
Baysan - بيسان - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Ashrafiyya - الاشرفيه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Fatur - الفاتور - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Hamidiyya - الحميديه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sakhina - الساخنه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Tall al-Shawk - تل الشوك - occupied by Zionist forces.
Zab'a - زبعة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Burayr - برير - occupied by Zionist forces.
Hulayqat - حليقات - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kawkaba - كوكبا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Khubbayza - خبْيزة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sabbarin - صبارين - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sindiyana - السنديانة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm al-Shawf - أُم الشوف - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jawfa, Khirbat - خربة الجوْفة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sammu'i - السموعي - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Awlam - عولم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Hadatha - حدثا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ma'dhar - معذر - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 13
Jaffa - يافا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Batani al-Sharqi - البطاني الشرقي attacked by Zionist forces on the night of May 13th. Muhammad 'Ali 'Abd al-Qadir Muslih remembers that people were rounded up by Jewish soldiers and their houses were burned. Four houses were burned before their occupants had left. He thought twenty-five people were killed that day. He told Rosmarie Esber, "we were expelled everywhere - to the mountains and under the trees.1 Barqa - برقة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Batani al-Sharqi - البطاني الشرقي - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Batani al-Gharbi - البطاني الغربي - occupied by Zionist forces.
Najd - نجد - occupied by Zionist forces.
Simsim - سمسم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bashshit - بشيت - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Nabala - بيت نبالا - occupied by Zionist forces.

1 Rosemarie M. Esber, Under the Cover of War , (Alexandria, VA: Arabicus Books & Media, 2008), 275

May 14
The British Mandate of Palestine officially ends and the Jewish Agency, headed by David Ben-Gurion, declares the establishment of Israel.
President Truman announces recognition of the new state of Israel by the United States.
al-Bassa - البصة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Manshiyya - المنشية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sumayriyya - السُميريه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zeeb - الزيب - occupied by Zionist forces.
Abu Shusha - اابو شوشة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Na'ani - النعاني - occupied by Zionist forces.
Shahma - شحمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Na'ima - الناعمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Shawka al-Tahta - الشوكة التحتا - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 15
al-Taqa, Khirbat - خربة الطاقة - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Atlit - عتليت - occupied by Zionist forces.
Barrat Qisarya - برة قيسارية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qumbaza, Khirbat - خربة قمبازة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm al-Zinat - أُم الزينات - occupied by Zionist forces.
Fajja - فجّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Qubab - القباب - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Nuqayb - النقيب - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ghabat Kafr Sur - غابات كفر صور - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kafr Saba - كفر سابا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zababida, Khirbat - خربة الزبابدة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 16
'Arab al-Bawati - عرب البواطي - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Bira - البيرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kafra - كفرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kawkab al-Hawa - كوكب الهوا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kh. al-Mazar - المزار / البشاتوة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Murassas - المرصص - occupied by Zionist forces.
Yubla - يبلى - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Muftakhira - المفتخرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Nabi Yusha'- النبي يوشع - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 17
Qatra - قطرة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 18
Acre - عكا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jabbul - جبول - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zawiya, Khirbat - خربة الزاويّه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sawafir al-Gharbiyya - السوافير الغربية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sawafir al-Shamaliyya - السوافير الشمالية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya - السوافير الشرقية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Maghar - المغار - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 19
Qaytiyya - اقيطية - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 20
'Arab al-'Arida - عرب العريضه - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Arab al-Safa - عرب الصفا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Ghazzawiyya - الغزاويه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Khunayzir - الخنيزر - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Safiriyya - السافريّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sarafand al-'Amar - صرفند العمار - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 21
al-Kabri - الكابري - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Nahr - النهر - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tall - التلّ - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm al-Faraj - أُم الفرج - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm Sabuna, Khirbat - خربةام صابونة/عرب صقر - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tantura - الطنطورة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Lazzaza - لزّازة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zuq al-Fawqani - الزوق الفوقاني - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 22
al-Jammama - الجمامه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sawamir - السوامير - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 24
Indur - إندور/عين دور - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Ammuqa - عموقه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Manshiyya - المنشية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Zawiya - الزوِية - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 25
'Arab Suqrir - عرب صقرير/ابو سويرح - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kawfakha - كوفخة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Baysamun - بيسمون - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Dawwara - الدوّارة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Harrawi - هرّاوي - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Khisas - الخصاص - occupied by Zionist forces.
Mallaha - ملاّحة / عرب الزبيد - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mansura - المنصورة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Salihiyya - الصالحية - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 26
Fir'im - فرعم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Marus - ماروس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qabba'a - قبّاعة - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 27
al-Samiriyya - السامريه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Muharraqa - المحرقة - occupied by Zionist forcces.
al-Qubayba - القبيبة - occupied by Zionist forcces.
Zarnuqa - ازرنوقة - occupied by Zionist forcces.

May 28
Danna - دنه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Zir'in - زرعين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ghuraba - غرابة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Malikiyya - المالكية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qadas - قدس - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 29
Nuris - نورِِِس - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-'Abisiyya - العابسية - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 30
al-Lajjun - اللجّون - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mazar - المزار - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Jiz - بيت جيز - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Susin - بَيْت سُوسِين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Khan al-Duwayr - خان الدوير - occupied by Zionist forces.

May 31
al-Hamra - الحمرا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Masil al-Jizl - مسيل الجزل/عرب الزيناتي - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm 'Ajra - ام عجره - occupied by Zionist forces.
Huj - هوج - occupied by Zionist forces.

June 1
al-Nabi Rubin - النبي روبين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sajad - سجد - occupied by Zionist forces.

June 4
Yibna - يبنا - occupied by Zionist forces.

June 5
Qaqun - قاقون - occupied by Zionist forces.

June 7
Bayt Nuba - بيت نوبا - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Imwas - عِمواس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Yalu - يالو - occupied by Zionist forces.

June 9
Yasur - ياصور - occupied by Zionist forces.

June 11
al-Birwa - البروه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Julis - جولس - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 1
Jiddin, Khirbat - خربة جدّين - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 6
Nazareth - الناصرة - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 8
Bi'lin - بعلين - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jaladiyya - الجلدية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Masmiyya al-Kabira - المسمية الكبيرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Masmiyya al-Saghira - المسمية الصغيرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Summil - صميل - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tina - التينة - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 9
Qastina - قسطينة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Tall al-Turmus - تل الترمس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Barqusya - برقوسية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Mughallis - مٌغلّس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Tall al-Safi - تلّ الصافي - occupied by Zionist forces.
Idnibba - إدنبّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jilya - جِليا - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Khayma - الخيمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qazaza - قزازة - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 10
'Amqa - عمقا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kuwaykat - كويكات - occupied by Zionist forces.
Rantiya - رنتيّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Barriyya - البريّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Daniyal - دانيال - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Tarif - دير طريف - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Duhayriyya, Khirbat - خربة الضهيرية - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Innaba - عَنابة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jimzu - جمزو - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Kunayyisa - الكُنيسة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Lydd - اللد - occupied by Zionist forces.
Qula - قولة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tira - طيرة دندن - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 11
al-Jura - الجورة - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 12
Al-Ramla - الرمله - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ajanjul - عجنجول - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Haditha - الحديثة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jindas - جنداس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kharruba - خروبة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Muzayri'a - المُزيرعة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Zakariyya, Khirbat - خربة زكرية - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 13
'Aqqur - عقور - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Lawz, Khirbat - خربة اللوز - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sataf - صطاف - occupied by Zionist forces.
Suba - صوبا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Abu Salama - دير أبو سلمه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Majdal Yaba - مجدل يابا/الصادق - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ras al-'Ayn - رأس العين - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 14
Barfiliya - برفيلية - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 15
al-Damun - الدامون - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kabul - كابول - occupied by Zionist forces.
Mi'ar - ميعار - occupied by Zionist forces.
Nahf - نحف - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Ruways - الرويس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sakhnin - سخنين - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Ayn Hawd - عين حوض - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mazar - المزار - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Maliha - المالحه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ma'lul - معلول - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mujaydil - المْجيدل - occupied by Zionist forces.
Reina - ارينه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Shanna - بيت شنّة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bir Ma'in - بئر ماعين - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Burj - البرج - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Buwayra, Khirbat - خربة البويرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Salbit - سلبيت - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 16
Kafr Lam - كفر لام - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Sarafand - الصُرفند - occupied by Zionist forces.
Shafa Amr - شفا عمرو - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tira - الطيرة - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Illut - اعيلوط - occupied by Zionist forces.
Saffuriyya - صفورية - occupied by Zionist forces.
Hittin - حطّين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Lubya - لوبيا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Nimrin - نمرين - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 17
Hatta - حتا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jusayr - جسير - occupied by Zionist forces.
Karatiyya - كرتيا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Zayta - زيْتا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr 'Amr - دير عمرو - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ism Allah, Khirbat - خربة إسم الله - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kasla - كسلا - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 18
Sha'ab - شعب - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Artuf - عرتوف - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Ayn Karim - عين كارم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Rafat - دير رفات - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ishwa' - إشوع - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Islin - عسلن - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sar'a - صرعة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Shilta - شلتة - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 20
al-Muntar, Khirbat - خربة المُنظار - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Hamma - الحمّة - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 23
'Ajjur - عجّور - occupied by Zionist forces.

July 24
'Ayn Ghazal - عين غزال - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ijzim - إجزم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jaba' - جبع - occupied by Zionist forces.

August 10
al-Latrun - اللطرن - occupied by Zionist forces.

August 11
I'billin - إعبلين - occupied by Zionist forces.

September 17
Count Bernadotte is murdered by Lehi assassination team.

October 18
Bayt Tima - بيت طيما - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 19
al-Burayj - البريج - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Aban - دير آبان - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr al-Hawa - دير الهوا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sufla - سفلى - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 21
Bayt Nattif - بيت نتّيف - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt 'Itab - بيت عطاب - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Umm al-Mays - بيت أم الميس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr al-Shaykh - دير الشيخ - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jarash - جرش - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ras Abu 'Ammar - رأس أبو عمار - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Tannur, Khirbat - خربة التنور - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-'Umur, Khirbat - خربة العمور - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Walaja - الولجة - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 22
Kudna - كُدنة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ra'na - رعْنة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Thikrin - ذِكْرِين/زِكْرِين - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Allar - علار - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Qabu - القبو - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 23
Dayr al-Dubban - دير الدبان - occupied by Zionist forces.
Zakariyya - زكرية - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 28
Dimra - دمره - occupied by Zionist forces.
Isdud - اسدود - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Qubayba - القُبيبة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Umm Burj, Khirbat - خربة أمْ برج - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 29
Majd al-Kurum - مجد الكروم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Jibrin - بيت جبرين - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Dawayima - الدوايمة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Nakhkhas - دير النخّاس - occupied by Zionist forces.
Jish (Gush Halav) - الجش - occupied by Zionist forces.
Safsaf - صفصاف - occupied by Zionist forces.
Eilabun - عيلبون - occupied by Zionist forces.

October 30
'Arab al-Samniyya - عرب السمنيه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr al-Qasi - دير القاسي - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Iribbin, Khirbat - خربة عربين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Suhmata - سحماتا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Bayt Jirja - بيت جرجا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayr Sunayd - دير سنيد - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Alma - علما - occupied by Zionist forces.
Dayshum - ديشوم - occupied by Zionist forces.
Fara - فارة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ghabbatiyya - غبّاطية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Ras al-Ahmar - الرأس الأحمر - occupied by Zionist forces.
Rihaniya - ريحانيه - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sabalan - سبلان - occupied by Zionist forces.
Saliha - صَلْحَة - occupied by Zionist forces.
Sa'sa' - سعسع - occupied by Zionist forces.

November 1
Iqrit - إقرت - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Mansura - المنصوره - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Nabi Rubin - النبي روبين - occupied by Zionist forces.
Suruh - سروح - occupied by Zionist forces.
Tarbikha - تربيخا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Hiribya - هربيا - occupied by Zionist forces.

November 4
Barbara - برْبره - occupied by Zionist forces.
Hamama - حمامه - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jiyya - الجية - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Jura - الجورة - occupied by Zionist forces.
al-Majdal Asqalan - المجدل عسقلان - occupied by Zionist forces.
Ni'ilya - نعليا - occupied by Zionist forces.
Kafr Bir'im - كفر برعم - occupied by Zionist forces.

November 5
al-Khisas - خربة الخِصاص - occupied by Zionist forces.

November 9
'Iraq Suwaydan - عراق سويدان - occupied by Zionist forces.

1949

February 1
Kafr 'Inan - كفر عنان - occupied by Zionist forces.

February 5
Arab al-Mafjar - عرب المفجر - occupied by Zionist forces.

March 1
al-Faluja - الفالوجة - occupied by Zionist forces.
'Iraq al-Manshiyya - عراق المنشية - occupied by Zionist forces.

D.G.

Introduction

Dayr Yasin

The Death March from Lydda

State of Denial

The Murder of Count Bernadotte

Plan Dalet

The Consultancy

The Story of Aida Aweidah

Humiliation for Those Who Stayed

Truman Adviser Recalls May 14, 1948 US Decision to Recognize Israel

Iqrit and Bir Am: A Christmas Tale With a Moral

From Its Beginning, Israeli Policy Promoted War, Not Peace

The Nakba

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