Overall Chronology

Overall Chronology

Thematic Chronology
Military Operations and Zionist Ethnic Cleansing
1946 - 1949
47 events

Recounts the main Zionist military plans and operations, as well as the Palestinian resistance and armed Arab intervention. It describes the developments that shaped the Nakba: the destruction of over 400 Palestinian villages and the expulsion by Zionist forces (later forming the Israeli army) of about 750,000 Palestinians into neighboring countries, leading to the new state of Israel controlling about 77% of historic Palestine.

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Overall Chronology
E.g., 2019/08/17
E.g., 2019/08/17
Event Date Subject
Haganah's Plan Gimmel May 1946
The Haganah Implements Plan Gimmel 29 November 1947 - 1 December 1947
Palestinian Strike Against Partition Plan and Palestinian-Zionist Clashes 2 December 1947
Arab League Rejects Partition Plan 8 December 1947 - 16 December 1947
Arab Liberation Army Organized 1 January 1948 - 9 January 1948
Series of Zionist Attacks 2 January 1948 - 26 January 1948
Palestinian Attacks 14 January 1948 - 19 February 1948
Zionist Military Preparations 14 January 1948 - 20 February 1948
Contingents of ALA Volunteers 21 January 1948 - 28 January 1948
British Break Arab Attacks 6 February 1948 - 10 February 1948
Zionist Attacks 14 February 1948 - 5 March 1948
Fawzi al-Qawuqji Enters Palestine 5 March 1948
Plan Dalet Finalized by the Haganah 10 March 1948
Haganah Operations 11 March 1948 - 31 March 1948
Palestinian Operations 11 March 1948 - 31 March 1948
Plan Dalet Launched 1 April 1948
Arms for the Zionist Forces 1 April 1948 - 14 May 1948
Operations Nachshon and Harel to Open Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Road 2 April 1948 - 21 April 1948
The Battle for Haifa and Its Surroundings 4 April 1948 - 23 April 1948
Unit of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Attacks Kfar Darom 10 April 1948
Fighting Around Jerusalem 12 April 1948 - 23 April 1948
Fall of Tiberias 18 April 1948
Operation Chametz and the Fall of Jaffa 24 April 1948 - 13 May 1948
Operation Jevussi for the Conquest of Jerusalem 26 April 1948 - 30 April 1948
Zionist Conquest of Eastern Galilee 28 April 1948 - 12 May 1948
Arab States (Reluctantly) Prepare for Intervention in Palestine 30 April 1948 - 12 May 1948
Arab Gains in Gush Etzion 3 May 1948 - 14 May 1948
Operation Maccabi and the al-Latrun Area 8 May 1948 - 13 May 1948
Operation Barak Toward the South 9 May 1948 - 13 May 1948
Control of Coastal Plain Haifa - Tel Aviv 13 May 1948 - 23 May 1948
Operation Ben Ami in Western Galilee 14 May 1948 - 17 May 1948
Operations Shfifon and Kilshon in Jerusalem 14 May 1948 - 28 May 1948
Arab Armies Cross Palestine Borders 15 May 1948 - 19 May 1948
Security Council Resolution S/RES/49 22 May 1948
Security Council Resolution S/RES/50 29 May 1948
1st Palestine Truce, Destruction of Palestinian Villages 11 June 1948 - 8 July 1948
Ahmad Hilmi Abd al-Baqi Is Appointed Military Governor of Jerusalem 16 June 1948
Security Council Resolution S/RES/53 7 July 1948
Israeli Military Operations at End of 1st Truce 8 July 1948 - 18 July 1948
Second Palestine Truce 19 July 1948 - 15 October 1948
Ethnic Cleansing During the Second Truce 24 July 1948 - 26 October 1948
Israeli Operations in the South Ending 2nd Truce 15 October 1948 - 29 October 1948
Operation Hiram in the North 24 October 1948 - 31 October 1948
Security Council Resolution S/RES/61 4 November 1948
Security Council Resolution S/RES/62 16 November 1948
Operation Horev Against Egyptian Forces 22 December 1948 - 6 January 1949
Palestinians Are Expelled from al-Faluja Pocket March 1949