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August 16, 1948 Arab Refugees

Arab RefugeesIN AN INTERVIEW GIVEN TO THE LEBANESE PAPER “SADA AL-JANUB” ON AUGUST 16TH, 1948, Msgr. George Hakim, the arab Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Galilee:

The refugees had been confident that their absence from Palestine would not last long, that they would return within a few days – within a week or two. Their leaders had promised them that the Arab armies would crush the ‘Zionist gangs’ very quickly and that there was no need for panic or fear of a long exile.”

Source: Arab Refugees. (p. 9); Sada al-janub. August 16, 1978

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