[lit-ideas] Re: U.N. Special Committee on Palestine

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:41:37 -0700 (PDT)

--- Lawrence Helm <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You say "A large number of the Palestinians were
> expelled before the state
> of Israel was officially established in May 1948.
> Israel at that time
> already controlled more territory than was allotted
> it under the UN
> partition plan."  But your timeline sites, the sites
> that make "long winded
> rhetoric" unnecessary, provide no support for this
> assertion.  It could be
> true, I don't know, but you provide no evidence for
> it.  

*I haven't got all of my sources at hand. According to
this rather conservative estimate, around 250 000
Palestinians became refugees by June 1948:


Will get back if I find more sources on this.


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