The historiography of deir yassin

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Abstract

This article describes Israeli and Arab historiography concerning the events in the Arab village of Deir Yassin in April 1948, during the first Israeli–Arab war, of 1948. It begins with the internal, left–right Israeli controversy during 1969–71 about the alleged massacre and then describes and analyses what “really” happened at Deir Yassin on the basis of the Israeli (and, to a smaller extent, British) documentation from 1948 that has been declassified over the last few years. It then concludes by describing the evolution of the Israel and Palestinian histographical narratives on the event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-107
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

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