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Ḥirbet Ḥizʿah
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This is the title of a short story by the author S. Yizhar (1916–2006), dating from 1949. At the center of its plot is the conquest of the fictional Arabic town of Ḥirbet Ḥizʿah, and the expulsion of its inhabitants by the Israeli military in that war between 1947 and 1949 commemorated in Israel as the War of Independence, and by the Palestinians as a national catastrophe (nakbah). The work, which quickly became iconic, and the history of its reception attest to the presence of the experience of …

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Hever, Hannan, “Ḥirbet Ḥizʿah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0315>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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