The Zionist Archives, the Ben-Gurion Archives, the IDF Archives all demonstrate beyond the shaddow of a doubt that an official policy of violent ethnic cleansing was implemented months before statehood was declared. Hard to swallow, but true. Check it out in Ilan pappe's book 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine' ISBN 978-1-8518-555 -4. The old line used to be that Israel is too small for censorship to succeed, as too many people know too much. That is the second lie.
Israeli Air Force strikes two sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel pulls textbook with chapter on Nakba