Since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, various waves of people have been displaced within the country
31 December 2009 | Summary
Like other Arabs in Israel, IDPs became Israeli citizens. However, their freedom of movement was severely restricted
30 November 2009 | Overview
During or shortly after the conflict which accompanied the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, some 46,000 to 48,000 people lost their homes and subsequently remained in Israel. Many of them found refuge in nearby villages in which they had relatives, family and friends. They subsequently moved from one village to another, mainly to reunite with people from their village of origin.
30 November 2009 | Country Profile