An IDF intelligence report from 1948, which is published in full for the first time here, having been concealed ever since it was uncovered in the 1980s, contradicts the Israeli narrative about the major factor in the displacement of Israel’s Arab residents during the 1948 war. According to this document, during the early months of the war, operations by Jewish combatants were the major cause of Arab displacement, and the role played by the Arab leadership in encouraging “flight” was negligible. Akevot Institute publishes the full document upon publication of its report SILENCING: DSDE’s Concealment of Documents in Archives.

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Migration of Eretz Yisrael Arabs between December 1, 1947, and June 1, 1948

30 June 1948