Skip to main content

Palestinian refugee: Jordanian army told us to leave in 1948 War

PA TV reporter: "How did you leave [your village] Bir Ma'in? Did you experience the Nakba ("catastrophe," i.e., PA term for Israel's establishment)?
Resident of Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank: "Yes, I left when I was 20 years old. We left, I mean, the one who made us leave was the Jordanian army because there were going to be battles and we would be defeated. They told us: 'Leave. In 2 hours we liberate it and then you will return.' We left only with our clothes, we didn’t take anything because we were supposed to return in 2 hours. Why carry anything? We’re still waiting for those 2 hours to this day."
Click to view bulletin

»   View analysis citing this item