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  • War!
  • They pushed all us Egyptians into the Saini Desert. We faught our hardest...
  • Ben Gurion's declaration of State of Isreal on May 1948 increases Arab hostility to jews. Arab nations outraged. The king of Jordan announces, 'The only way lefty for us is war'.
  • Isreal
  • On May 15th 1948, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria attacked Isreal.Isreal managed to fight back with 60,000 Haganah members. Using weapons left behind by the British mandate they succeded. They began gaining vast quantities of land that was origionally given to Palestinians.
  • They keep taking our land no matter how hard we fight! We cant get it back, theyre too strong...
  • Eventhough truces in June and July organised by the UN in 1948 the fighting continued. The Isrealis managed to push the Egyptians into the Saini Desert, and, the Arabs into the Gaza Strip.
  • Destroy all Arab villages inside our new state of Isreal!
  • YES SIR!
  • The war revealed Isreals intentions to be a seperate state. Countries such as Russia and the US accepted the idea. The USA gave large sums of money to prevent soviet communism spreading since the Cold War was under way.
  • The Isreali army took more land than allocated by the UN Partition Plan and now had 78% of Palestine. The war ended in cease-fire which meant futur conflict. Isreal made it compulsory for all Isreali's to be Army trained. Isreal spent 20% of their budget on weapons.
  • The 1948 war killed 6,000 Jews and forced 800,000 Arabs to flee Isreal. this caused refugee problems in which fedayeen was formed. In 1950 isreal gave every Jew the right to return to Isreal. The Isreali government ordered destruction of 80% o Arab villages inside isreal to make way for Jewish immigrants.
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