75 years on the Nakba Day, Al-Manar adduces numbers and figures about the largest ethnic cleansing in the 20th century.
In May 1948, more than 957,000 Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their towns and cities.
Zionist gangs took control of more than 85% of Palestine’s historic area, which is about 27,000 km².
During the Nakba, over 700 Palestinian villages and cities were taken over by the Zionist gangs, 531 of which were totally destroyed with their cultural and historical being obliterated.
Zionist militia committed 70 massacres against native residents of Palestine.
Fighters from all over Arab countries participated in the Nakba battles: about 10,000 from Egypt, 4,500 from Jordan, 2,500 from Iraq, 1,876 from Syria, 450 from Lebanon, 3,200 from Saudi Arabia and other 3,000 from different Arab states.
According to historical figures, number of Palestinian martyrs reached about 15,000, while Arab martyrs ranged between 3,500 and 700,000.
The number of Arab prisoners in the aftermath of the Nakba, reached 5,000, 4,000 of whom were Palestinians, while the rest were from different Arab countries.
Only 150,000 Palestinians remained in their cities and villages, upon which the Zionist entity was established. The number of Palestinians in the occupied territories reached 1,597,000 in 2019.
According to UNRWA records, the number of Palestinian refugee camps stand at 58 camps affiliated with the international body, distributed across Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Source: Palestinian media (Translated and edited by Al-Manar English Website)