Recounts the main Zionist military plans and operations, as well as the Palestinian resistance and armed Arab intervention. It describes the developments that shaped the Nakba: the destruction of over 400 Palestinian villages and the expulsion by Zionist forces (later forming the Israeli army) of about 750,000 Palestinians into neighboring countries, leading to the new state of Israel controlling about 77% of historic Palestine.
Scenes of devastation in the Palestinian commercial center outside Jaffa Gate
, Spring 1948. What was left of the Hotel Fast
appears rear right, and the ruins on the far left side of the street are those of the Arab Bank
Institute for Palestine Studies, Photograph Collection