Catastrophe, Memory and Identity: Al-Nakbah as a Component of Palestinian Identity

@article{Sadi2002CatastropheMA,
  title={Catastrophe, Memory and Identity: Al-Nakbah as a Component of Palestinian Identity},
  author={Ahmad H. Sa’di},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={175 - 198}
}
THE 1948 WAR RESULTED IN Al-Nakbah-the immense catastrophefor the Palestinian people and changed their life beyond recognition. First and foremost, Al-Nakbah engendered the dispersion [Shatat]. Between 77 and 83 percent of the Palestinians who lived in the part of Palestine that later became Israel-i.e., 78 percent of Mandatory Palestine-were turned into refugees. Thus, for Palestinians, Al-Nakbah represents, among many other things, the loss of the homeland, the disintegration of society, the… 
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