MENOTES - 1 At the same time, Arabs felt that the expulsion...

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1 At the same time, Arabs felt that the expulsion was motivated by the Zionist movement to claim rights to Palestine (Flapan, 2) . Jews migrated to Israel buying up land from absenti-landlords left over from the Ottoman Empire and founded Tel Aviv in 1909(Lopez, Lecture April, 15 th ).
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2 Israelis argued that Palestinians had no strong political organization, and were uneducated therefore a Palestinian people did not exist. The Israeli narrative of what happened in 1947-1948 believed that Palestine was all desert and poorly developed before the Jews arrived. Israelis believed that the war would not have happened had the Arabs accepted the partition and therefore felt the Arabs were responsible for the refugee problem. Israeli’s look and their victory as a miracle and an accomplishment Safe haven to escape persecution
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3 That Palestinians fled out of Palestine willing as the war was breaking out. ). Furthermore, the Arabs of Palestine claim they were a people with organized communities prior to Jewish migration. In fact, Palestinians argue that they had been living in Palestine for over 1000 years and had homes in recognizable communities and schools that
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MENOTES - 1 At the same time, Arabs felt that the expulsion...

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