Declassified: Israel Made Sure Arabs Couldn't Return to Their Villages

Trove of archival documents reveals how Israel prevented Arabs from returning to villages they had left in 1948 – chiefly, by razing structures and planting dense forests

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Israel lifted its military rule over the state s Arab community in 1966 only after ascertaining that its members could not return to the villages they had fled or been expelled from, according to newly...