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An Orphan in the Midst of Family: Arab-Palestinian Society in Israel and its Surrounding Arab Environment

Yusri Khaizran



The conflict between the Palestinian national movement and the settlement enterprise that is represented by the Zionist movement led to the Nakba of the Palestinian people, who have been transformed, due to the war, from a majority into a national minority, after approximately 800,000 Palestinians were expelled, forced out, or displaced, turning them into refugees outside of their country of origin. During this war, 531 villages and population centers were destroyed, and its people displaced, in addition to the emptying of 11 cities and towns during the Nakba, which led to an end to Palestinian cities and a destruction of urban society that had been characterized by elites and cultural and economic movements.

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