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This is what a map of a village looks like moments before it’s ethnically cleansed

Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

Exactly sixty-six years ago, an advancing Israeli military marched into Umm Al-Zinat and forcefully depopulated the village at gunpoint. The soldiers then destroyed hundreds of homes, the village mosque, and an elementary school.

Having heard about the Deir Yassin massacre a month prior, the villagers of Umm Al-Zinat in the Haifa district of Palestine braced themselves for an assault. On May 15, 1948, only a few hours after Israel declared itself an independent state, the Golani Brigade’s Fourth Battalion took the village by force and expelled the villagers to nearby towns, including the Druze town of Daliyat Al-Carmel. In a matter of minutes, the 1,500 Palestinians that made up Umm Al-Zinat’s population had all become refugees.

Some villagers watched as their homes collapsed before their eyes. Others, however, were told not to look back if they wanted to escape with their lives. Nobody was allowed to take their belongings with them…

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