THE MAP ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY AN OVERVIEW - THERE ARE 3 DETAILED MAPS THAT TAKE A LONG TIME TO LOAD:
The map below was prepared in 1944 by the British Palestine Survey. It was
updated in 1946, and was apparently used by the armistice negotiators in
1949 to provide the basis of the Israeli-Jordanian border as it was until
1967. This copy of the map has heavy dark lines drawn along what became the
Jordanian - Israeli border, with red lines (in the Jerusalem area) used to
show the borders of demilitarized zones. The map is signed by Moshe Dayan for Israel and
Ahmed Sudki El Jundi for the Kingdom of Transjordan. The original map was in
two parts, and the place where the two have apparently been joined together
by Cellotape is visible. The original maps do not appear to show some of the
borders such as the border between Palestine and Syria and that between
Palestine and Lebanon.
This overview is scaled to 1 to 1,000,000. The large detailed maps (North Central and South) clearly show the names of many towns and villages that figured in the Israel war of Independence (1948 war) including Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, site of a massacre by Jewish Irgun/Lehi forces (April 9, 1948), Gush Etzion, site of a massacre of surrendered Jewish defenders by Palestinians on May 14, 1948, Iraq El-Suweidan that figured in battles with the Egyptian army etc. Many of the Palestinian towns shown disappeared or became Jewish towns after 1948. Some of the Jewish towns and settlements were likewise abandoned either permanently, or until the West Bank and Gaza were captured by Israel in 1967.
These 4 maps were adapted and optimized from www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Maps/Story582.html
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