Quotation from Collectif “The population must be expelled outside the borders of the state” — Mar. 1948

Excerpts from Plan D, the "Dalet Plan," which set Zionist military objectives before the proclamation of the State of Israel.

Author : Thematic :
" « The objective of this plan is to gain control of the areas of the Hebrew state and defend its borders. It also aims at gaining control of the areas of Jewish settlement and concentration which are located outside the borders [of the Hebrew state] against regular, semi-regular, and small forces operating from bases outside or inside the state.
[…] These operations can be divided into the following categories: Destruction of villages (setting fire to, blowing up, and planting mines in the debris), especially those population centers which are difficult to control continuously ; mounting search and control operations according to the following guidelines: encirclement of the village and conducting a search inside it. In the event of resistance, the armed force must be destroyed and the population must be expelled outside the borders of the state . » "

Walid Khalidi - Text of Plan Dalet ( Plan D) 10 March 1948 Journal of Palestine Studies. V XVIII Number 1, 1988.

Quoted by Elias Sanbar, Figures du Palestinien , NRF, 2004, p. 196.


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