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How did the village Dier Yassin come to be fought over in 1948 and why do sources A and B differ on who was to blame for the Arab flight from the village and other parts of Palestine at that time?

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Modern World Study: The Arab-Israeli Conflict How did the village Dier Yassin come to be fought over in 1948 and why do sources A and B differ on who was to blame for the Arab flight from the village and other parts of Palestine at that time? The problems in Palestine really started prior to the conflict in 1948. In 1947, the United Nations formed a Partition Plan. They voted to divide Palestine into two States, an Arab State and a Jewish State. There were many Jews in Palestine at this time, because of the Holocaust. ...read more.

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This seemed like a good idea at the time, but neither the Jews nor the Arabs were happy with the arrangement. The Arabs were angry because they had to give up their land, achieving nothing in return, and the Jews were angry because Jerusalem was in the Arab State. The Jews' argument was that Jerusalem was the Holy City of the Jews, and it should be in their own State. The conflict between the two states reached epic proportions, and the fighting hastily worsened. Civilians on both sides were being massacred, and nobody was safe. ...read more.

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May 14th 1948: The British Army had a mandate to control Palestine and prepare it for independence, but in May 1948, they withdrew from the territory because the situation was becoming out of control. They handed the mandate over to the United Nations. NB Neither party is willing to accept responsibility for the exodus or the conditions in which the Jews were living and the human rights situation. - they all die and no-one thought it was right. Israelis did not want Arabs in the country. Apparently, the Arab state has more resources, similar background/religion/language, so there was no need for the Palestinians to live in "appalling conditions in refugee camps" Israelis want "A Jewish State like the French have a French State" ...read more.

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