Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees

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Nur Masalha
Zed Books, Nov 29, 2005 - History - 300 pages
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The 1948 Palestine War is known to Israelis as 'the War of Independence'. But for Palestinians, the war is forever the Nakba, the 'catastrophe'. The war led to the creation of the State of Israel and the destruction of much of Palestininan society by the Zionist forces. Foir all Palestinians, the Nakba has become central to history, memory and identity. This book focuses on Palestinian internal refugees in Israel and internally displaced Palestinians across the Green LIne. It uses oral history and interviews to examine Palestinian identity and memory, indigenous rights, international protection, the 'right of return', and a just solution in Palestine/Israel.

Contributors include several distinguished authors and scholars such as William Dalrymple, Prof. Naseer Aruri, Dr. Ilan Pappe, Prof Isma'il Abu Sa'ad and Dr Nur Masalha.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PresentAbsentees and Indigenous Resistance
23
The State of Israel versus the Palestinian Internal Refugees
56
Patterns of Internal Displacement Social Adjustment
73
Kafr Birim
104
Forced Sedentarisation Land Rights and Indigenous
113
Tales of Refuge in Nazareth
145
WILLIAM DAI RYMPLE
168
Indigenous Ayn Hawd versus
197
IsraeliJewish Awareness of
214
International Dimensions
245
International Protection and Durable Solutions
285
Index
292
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Dr Nur Masalha is a senior lecturer and director of the Holy Land Research Project, St.Mary's College, University of Surrey. His books include: Imperial Israel and the Palestinians (2000) and The Politics of Denial (2003).

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