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July 27, 1948 Jewish Refugees – Lebanon
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July 27, 1948 Jewish Refugees – Lebanon

The Jewish community in Lebanon was compelled to contribute 50 million francs to the Arab Palestine fund. When some Jews refused, their homes were bombed. Source: 6

July 19, 1948 Arab Countries Don’t Agree to Arab League’s Truce
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July 19, 1948 Arab Countries Don’t Agree to Arab League’s Truce

“LEBANON, YEMEN, IRAQ AND SAUDI ARABIA DO NOT AGREE TO THE STIPULATED TRUCE PUT FORTH BY THE ARAB LEAGUE, WHICH WOULD END THE WAR IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL.” Source:  San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 1948.

July 12, 1948 Calm in Lydda Shattered
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July 12, 1948 Calm in Lydda Shattered

“The calm in Lydda was shattered at 11:30 hours, 12 July, when two or three Arab Legion armored cars, commanded by Lt. Hamadallah al ‘Abdullah, either lost or on reconnaissance or seeking a missing officer, entered the town. A firefight erupted and, eventually, the armored cars withdrew. BUT THE NOISE OF THE SKIRMISH SPARKED SNIPING […]

July 10, 1948 Civilians Flee Lydda and Ramleh Before Towns Captured
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July 10, 1948 Civilians Flee Lydda and Ramleh Before Towns Captured

“How many civilians fled Lydda and Ramleh over 10—11 July, before the capture of the towns, is unclear. Dani HQ reported ‘serious general flight’ from Ramleh already on the morning of 10 July. The flight gained momentum during the night of 11-12 July, after the withdrawal from Ramleh of the Arab Legion Company based there. […]

July 9, 1948 King Farouk Dissatisfied with Arabs Who Fled Palestine
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July 9, 1948 King Farouk Dissatisfied with Arabs Who Fled Palestine

King Farouk of Egypt, in a broadcast to the Arab world, expressed his dissatisfaction with the Palestine Arabs who ran away leaving their houses and lands and providing an opportunity for large Jewish immigration and putting Palestine, as he said, in danger of a Jewish majority. Source: 6, p 23.

July 7, 1948 Israeli Civilian Aircraft Shot Down, Two Killed
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July 7, 1948 Israeli Civilian Aircraft Shot Down, Two Killed

“An Israeli civilian aircraft was shot down over the Lydda area today and the pilot and a woman passenger were killed, an Israeli Government source said. Lydda is an Arab occupied region on the central Palestine coastal plain.” Source: New York Times, July 8, 1948

July 1, 1948 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion on Forgiving Britain
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July 1, 1948 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion on Forgiving Britain

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion: “We are prepared to forget this shameful British chapter in the history of Palestine if they will stop war against us.  During the last two years they have been fighting us with the White Paper (e.g. of 1939 which limited Jewish immigration) enforced by British soldiers and police, and during the […]

July 1, 1948 Lieutenant General John Glubb on Palestinian Jews
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July 1, 1948 Lieutenant General John Glubb on Palestinian Jews

, who led the Arab legion against israel “The Arab States thought that the Jews of Palestine were the same as the Jews of the Baghdad bazaar in Iraq or the inhabitants of Wadi Abu Jamil in Beirut.” Source:  Interview of Lieutenant General John Glubb by al-Din al-Bashashibi in Newspaper Akkin Sa’a July 1, 1953

July 1948 Zionist Activity Punishable by Execution in Iraq
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July 1948 Zionist Activity Punishable by Execution in Iraq

A law was passed in Iraq making all Zionist activity punishable by execution, and with a minimum penalty of seven years imprisonment.  By the summer of 1948 virtually all the wealthy Jews of Iraq had been place under arrest and their properties confiscated on the score of their being Zionists. Source: 6

June 30, 1948 Count Bernadotte Proposes Federal State in Palestine
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June 30, 1948 Count Bernadotte Proposes Federal State in Palestine

Count Bernadotte (e.g. U.N. Representative) has proposed a federal state in Palestine with the Jewish section under United Nations trusteeship as a permanent Holy Land settlement, a usually well-informed source said, according to United Press. The source added that U. N. trusteeship officials would prevent illegal immigration into Palestine.  Bernadotte, he said, believes this would […]