By the end of the 1948 war, Israel had seized vast areas populated with Palestinian villages and tribes. Several forums were set up to address this issue and discuss the possibility of relocating Palestinian communities in order to clear the area for future Jewish settlement. A document from December 1948 contains a detailed proposal for the transfer of villages and Bedouin tribes that remained in the eastern Galilee to Palestinian villages where “room has become available” following the war.

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Plan by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, December 1948