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Short-term and protracted displacements following various conflicts

Like other Arabs in Israel, IDPs became Israeli citizens. However, their freedom of movement was severely restricted

30 November 2009 | Overview

IDMC

Multiple patterns of internal displacement affect several ethnic and religious groups

Internal displacement in Israel has been caused by conflict between Israel and its neighbours, as well as by Israeli policies towards its citizens. Several waves of dis-placement have occurred since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, affecting Arab, Bedouin and Jewish citizens.

30 August 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Displaced Arabs have little grounds for optimism, despite small Bedouin success

Tens of thousands of Arab villagers became displaced within Israel on the destruction of their communities during the 1948 war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbours. Among them, the Bedouin suffered several further waves of internal displacement after the war, and continue to live in particular hardship.

02 June 2005 | Overview

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