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Jewish Communities Lost in the War of Independence

During the War of Independence, a number of Jewish communities were captured, mostly by the Jordanian army - Kibbutz Beit Ha-arava and Kaliya north of the Dead Sea, the four kibbutzim of Gush Etzion west of Bethlehem, Atarot and Neve Yaakov north of Jerusalem, and the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. Kfar Darom, near Gaza, was captured by the Egyptian army. In addition, when the War of Independence broke out at the end of 1947, the remnant of the Jewish community of Hebron fled.

Sources: Ministry of Foreign Affairs © Koret Communications Ltd. Reprinted with permission.