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This list of Arab towns and villages that were depopulated during the 1948 Palestinian exodus gathers about 500 items. Some areas were entirely depopulated and destroyed; others were left with a few hundred residents and were repopulated by Jewish immigrants, then renamed. Towns and villages are arranged according to the subdistrict of the pre-1948 British Mandate of Palestine they were situated in.


District of Acre

District of Baysan

District of Beersheba

District of Gaza

District of Haifa

District of Hebron

District of Jaffa

District of Jerusalem

District of Jenin

District of Nazareth

District of Ramla

District of Safad

District of Tiberias

District of Tulkarm

See also

Palestinian territories 1948 Palestinian exodus
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Main articles
1948 Palestinian exodus

1947-48 civil war
1948 Arab-Israeli War
1948 Palestine War
Causes of the exodus
Depopulated areas
Nakba Day
Palestine refugee camps
Palestinian refugee
Palestinian right of return
Present absentee
Transfer Committee
Resolution 194

British Mandate of Palestine
Israel's declaration
of independence

Israeli-Palestinian conflict history
New Historians
Palestine · Plan Dalet
1947 partition plan · UNRWA

Key incidents
Battle of Haifa
Deir Yassin massacre
Exodus from Lydda

Notable writers
Aref al-Aref · Yoav Gelber
Efraim Karsh · Walid Khalidi
Nur Masalha · Benny Morris
Ilan Pappe · Tom Segev
Avraham Sela · Avi Shlaim

Related categories/lists
Villages depopulated
before 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Villages depopulated
during 1948 Arab–Israeli War

Related templates
Arab-Israeli conflict
Israeli-Palestinian conflict


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Morris 2004, p. xv
  2. ^ Morris 2004, p. 423, p. 514, p. 536
  3. ^ a b c d Morris, 2004, p.177.
  4. ^ a b c d Shavit 2004.
  5. ^ Morris 2004, p. 500.


  • Morris, Benny. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, 2004. See in particular pp. xiv-xviii, where Morris lists 389 Palestinian villages depopulated by massacres, expulsions, military assault, or flight.
  • Morris, Benny. 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. Yale University Press, 2008.
  • Khalidi, Walid. (ed.) All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Institute for Palestine Studies 1992, 2006.
  • Shavit, Ari. Deir Yasian: Survival of the Fittest, interview with Benny Morris, Haaretz, January 9, 2004.


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