1948 is many things, but not the birth of the ‘Nabka’.
Some intern here should be paid to find a library that has the ‘Palestine Post’ on microfilm. And do what I have done. Look through every single issue from 1936 to 1948 for accounts of violence. Then type any reference to political violence out. All of it. With your hands. As I have done. ‘Record’ it.
Then some ‘editor’ should follow this information where it leads. Read the books. The contemporary or nearly contemporary. Actually, not an intern, but what passes for informed ‘editor’ should do all of the reading and writing down. Copy every word. And then follow where the story goes.
That person would eventually need to know Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic, and perhaps German and especially Polish, to read the rest. Or have access to someone who does. I don’t. There are many books in English, but they need to be read with attention. Is there attention available here?
And the archives.
Did 1948 rise fully formed from the forehead of some evil god? Did zionist Jews just happen to be slaughterers, in this unique circumstance? Who led them to do these things? Where did the leaders learn this?
Ben Gurion, the Irgun, the Stern, and the Haganah had no illusions about the gods foreheads. They understood precisely what would need to be done. ‘Hardened men’ would be necessary, very very ‘hard men’. So in 1936 and 1937 and 1938 they found very young men, boys really, and ‘hardened’ them.
These young men became the ranking officers of the IDF, in 1948.
Study 1936, and 1937, and 1938. Who was there? Who brought them there? What did they do? What did they learn? Whom did they become?
This illusions around 1948 are enormous.
Middle class urban Arabs were in full scale flight in December of 1947. And 1948 was the ‘Nabka’???
There seems to be no history on this site. The evil is much deeper than you understand.