Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position::Brief Article - Book Review
 
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CATASTROPHE REMEMBERED PALESTINE, ISRAEL AND THE INTERNAL REFUGEES Edited by Nur Masalha published by ZED BOOKS ISBN 1 84277 627 1 price 18.95 [pounds sterling] paperback

Israelis call the 1948 war the "War of Independence". But for Palestinians, the war is forever the Nakba, "The Catastrophe". The conflict led to the creation of the state of Israel and the destruction of much of Palestinian society by Zionist forces. Approximately 90% of Palestinians became refugees. The minority of Palestinians--160,000--who remained behind are the main subject of this book. Many were forced out of their homes and became second-class citizens of Israel. As such, they were subject to a system of...

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