An Ongoing Displacment (Credit: Visualizing Palestine)


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Israel’s policy of expulsion is an ongoing project, aimed at condensing the largest number of Palestinians onto the smallest area of land possible. This timeline explains the history of displacement and dispossession of the Palestinian people.

15 May, 2013, marked the 65th anniversary of the Nakba – when 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from the territory that became Israel. In 1948, more than 50% of the entire Palestinian population was ethnically cleansed. In commemoration of the Nakba, and the displacement that continues today, VP released ‘An Ongoing Displacement’. The graphic references the iconic ‘Disappearing Palestine’ image, adding a layer of detail that quantitatively catalogues the multiple dimensions of Palestinian displacement and loss of land.

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