Thursday, June 23, 2011

Interactive map of Palestine villages destroyed in Nakba <>
Electronic Intifada

Interactive map of Palestine villages destroyed in Nakba

by Ali Abunimah

The Electronic Intifada has produced this interactive map that allows
you to see information about any of the more than 400 Palestinian
cities, towns and villages depopulated and destroyed during the Nakba –
the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist and later Israeli forces
from late 1947 into 1948.
The data and images come from the website Palestine Remembered, which used much of the basic research from Walid Khalidi’s seminal reference All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Many individuals have also contributed their own narratives, images and personal discoveries on Palestine Remembered.
The Electronic Intifada acknowledges this work and is pleased to
present and increase access to this important data in a new form.

How to use themap:
Clicking on a dot opens up a pop-up bubble which shows information about that location in Palestine;Zoom in to an area by holding the “Shift” key and drawing a box with
your mouse or trackpad, or use the buttons on the left edge of the map;Click on the “+” sign in the blue tab on the upper right corner of
the map to access more layers of data such as places built up by Israel,
West Bank villages, Gaza places, and communities of Palestinians still
living in what is now Israel;View the map in its own browser window: Interactive map of Palestine villages destroyed in Nakba.

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