Palestinian Refugees

Palestine refugees

Palestine refugees are defined as “persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948, and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict.”

To find out more information about Palestine refugees visit the official website of The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.


Nakba, the term meaning a catastrophe in Arabic, refers to the 1948 Palestinian exodus. In 1948 Palestine war more than 700 000 Palestinian Arabs had to flee or were expelled from their homes.  The term “nakba” also refers to the period of war itself and events affecting Palestinians from December 1947 to January 1949.

Palestinians fleeing their homes during the Palestinian exodus (published in

To discover quick facts about Nakba, the Palestinian exodus, click on the link below.



Population Distribution: Jews and Palestinians, 1946

Zionist and Palestinian Landownership, 1945
By: London Conference to the UN Partition Recommendation, 1939-1947

First Zionist Colony Map in Palestine, 1878
The Last Days of Ottoman Rule, 1876-1918