Arnold #72 '120 mosques?' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 16.03.10 | 19:18 (IST)

    That's an understatement. Meron Benveniste, former deputy mayor of Jerusalem writes about Israeli archival evidence as to the destruction of Mosques by Israeli military in the post '48 period. "According to a book by Dr. Meron Benvenisti, of the 160 mosques in the Palestinian villages incorporated into Israel under the armistice agreements, fewer than 40 are still standing." http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/878851.html 160 minus 40 gets you 120. However Benny Morris estimates that nearly 400 villages were destroyed circa 1948 and of those approx' half had mosques so giving a larger figure than 120.

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