Quotation from Moshe Dayan “Not one single place built … that did not have a former Arab population” — Apr. 4 1969
Talking about the creation of settlements in the period 1921-1927 on land purchased in the valley of Marj Ibn Amir / Jezreel. Often quoted incomplete about the villages destroyed after 1948.
- Dayan, Moshe (1915-1981) ( 17 quotations )
" We came to this country which was already populated by Arabs, and we are establishing a Hebrew, that is a Jewish state here. In considerable areas of the country we bought lands from the Arabs Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist, not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushu'a in the place of Tal al-Shuman.
There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population. "
Speech at the Technion, Haifa, Haaretz, April 4 1969.
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