What is the Nakba and is it self-caused by the Arabs?

Short answer

When you say “Nakba”, you’re talking about the displacement of Arabs living in what was the British Mandate of Palestine during the 1948 war, but you may be leaving out the fact that instead of accepting the UN partition plan to have their own land, they said they wanted all or nothing—and attacked Israel the moment it declared independence!

Long answer

The Palestinian “Nakba” refers to the displacement of Arabs living in what was the British Mandate of Palestine during the 1948 war. However, it often overlooks the fact that Jewish leaders accepted the UN’s proposal for the partition plan and welcomed Arabs living in Israel as long as they did not fight against the Jewish people, whereas Arab leaders launched a war when Israel declared independence, leading to mass displacement on both sides. The continued status of Palestinians as refugees is primarily due to Arab states’ refusal to absorb them and the UNRWA’s policy of extending refugee status to descendants. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees who were forced to flee from Arab states were assimilated into their new homes, most notably Israel.

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