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  • I declare the new state of Israel.
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Jordan
  • Iraq
  • Egypt
  • Ben Gurion's declaration of state of Israel on May 1948 increases Arab hostility to Jews. Arab nations outraged. The King of Jordan announces, ' The only way left for us is war'.
  • 78% of the land!
  • On the 15th of May 1948. the surrounding countries of the new state, attacked Israel. this included Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.
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  • After the attack on Israel, the Jews used weapons from the British mandate which were left, and also captured Arab equipment.
  • This war revealed the strength of the Israeli army, as they had more land than during the partition plan. they now occupied 78% of the land.
  • The United Nations called for a cease-fire in which was signed in the summer of 1949.
  • the 1948 war had killed 6,000 Jews and caused 800,000 Arabs to leave Israel. this did cause huge refugee problems for the neighbouring countries.
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