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Israel's Story in Maps Pt2

Israel's Story in Maps Pt2

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T
HE
F
RONTIER WITH
S
 YRIA 
Syria became independent in1946.When the State of Israelcame into being in 1948, Syria invaded the new state,conquered the Banyas, theMishmar Hayarden triangle, the Almagor triangle, the coast of Betiha, and the eastern bank of the Jordan River. In thearmistice agreements of 1949,Syria agreed to withdraw itsarmy from these areas and toturn them into demilitarizedzones. In fact, Syria remained inthe strips of territory thatsecured its hold on the banks of the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee, and the Banyas. Later,Syria conquered Hamat Gaderand Nuqeib, north of Ein GevThese territories were underSyrian control until 1967 andfacilitated its unceasing attacksagainst Israel.
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 A 
RMISTICE
GREEMENT WITH
J
ORDAN
(1949)
The armistice agreement with Jordan wassigned in Rhodes with the help of UNmediation on April 4, 1949. The agreementstates that this is a necessary step towardsreestablishing peace in the Land of Israel, andemphasizes that in no way is the armistice lineto be interpreted as a political or territorialborder, nor does it constitute interferencewith the rights, claims, or positions of any sidevis-à-vis the final settlement of the question of the Land of Israel. The agreement set theparameters for prisoner exchanges,demilitarized zones, no-man's land, andmonitoring arrangements. In the framework of the agreement, Israel was given land in theSharon and the Irone River areas, andsections of the Beit Shean Valley wereexchanged.
JerusalemTel AvivJaffaLatrun0040 km40 mi
No man’s landJordanian occupied Area acquired by Jordan Area acquired by Israel
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J
EWISH
C
OMMUNITIES
L
OST IN THE
 AR OF
I
 NDEPENDENCE
During the War of Independence,a number of Jewish communitieswere captured, mostly by theJordanian army – Kibbutz BeitHa-arava and Kalya north of theDead Sea, the four kibbutzim of Gush Etzion west of Bethlehem, Atarot and Neve Yaakov north of Jerusalem, and the JewishQuarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. Kfar Darom, nearGaza, was captured by theEgyptian army. In addition, whenthe War of Independence brokeout at the end of 1947, theremnant of the Jewish communityof Hebron fled.
Mediterranean Sea
Kfar DaromJerusalem, The Jewish Quarter HebronKfar EtzionEin TzurimMasuot Yitzhak
 
RevadimKalyaBeit Ha’arava AtarotNeve Ya’akov
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