In 1948, 1.4 million Palestinians lived in 1,300 Palestinian towns and villages. More than 800,000 of the population were driven out of their homeland to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, neighboring Arab countries, and other countries of the world.

Palestinians in 1948 territories is the name that refers to the thousands of Palestinians who were displaced from their homes but stayed within the Israeli-controlled 1948 territory. According to documentary evidence, the Israeli occupation authorities controlled 774 Palestinian towns and villages and destroyed 531 Palestinian towns and villages during the Nakba in 1948. The atrocities of the Zionists militias also included more than 70 massacres in which 15,000 Palestinians were killed.

Since the establishment of the occupation of Israel in 1948, they have created and maintained a system of laws, policies, and practices designed to oppress and dominate Palestinians.

This system plays out in different ways across the different areas where Israeli regime exercises control over Palestinians’ rights, but the intent is always the same: to privilege Jewish Israelis at the expense of Palestinians, Fragmentation into domains of control.

At the heart of the system is keeping Palestinian separated from each other into distinct territorial, legal and administrative domains;

Dispossession of land and property

Decades of discriminatory land and property seizures, home demolitions and forced evictions.

Segregation and control

A system of laws and policies that keep Palestinians restricted to enclaves, subject to several measures that control their lives, and segregated from Jewish Israelis.

Deprivation of economic & social rights

The deliberate impoverishment of Palestinians keeping them at great disadvantage in comparison to Jewish Israelis.
source: Amnesty

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