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Palestine Shrinking/Expanding Israel: Nakba Day Infographic

15 May 2015 marks the 67th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba ("catastrophe"), which refers to the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Today, nearly seven decades on from these events, the dispossession of Palestinians continues through military, legal and economic means. Headlines were made by the Israeli Supreme Court just this week when it endorsed the eviction of the village of Umm al Hiran in the Negev region, demonstrating that this prevailing and worrying trend affects Palestinian citizens of Israel as well as those under occupation or in exile.

The interactive visual "Palestine Shrinking/Expanding Israel" describes key stages in the gradual transformation of historic Palestine into 'Greater' Israel, and maps the extent of the territory now in the direct possession of the Israeli state and linked institutions,* on which Palestinians -- even those holding Israeli citizenship -- are now largely excluded from living.

*The map includes Israeli-defined 'state land' and land holdings of the quasi-state Jewish National Fund (JNF), all of which fall under the control of the central Israel Land Administration.

[Click the infographic to view an interactive version.]

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