Interactive map of Palestine villages destroyed in Nakba

Update, 9 August 2012

This resource has been removed due to a licensing dispute with

The Electronic Intifada has produced this interactive map that allows you to see information about any of the more than 400 Palestinian cities, towns and villages depopulated and destroyed during the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist and later Israeli forces from late 1947 into 1948.

The data and images come from the website Palestine Remembered, which used much of the basic research from Walid Khalidi’s seminal reference All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Many individuals have also contributed their own narratives, images and personal discoveries on Palestine Remembered.

The Electronic Intifada acknowledges this work and is pleased to present and increase access to this important data in a new form.

How to use the map:

  • Clicking on a dot opens up a pop-up bubble which shows information about that location in Palestine;
  • Zoom in to an area by holding the “Shift” key and drawing a box with your mouse or trackpad, or use the buttons on the left edge of the map;
  • Click on the “+” sign in the blue tab on the upper right corner of the map to access more layers of data such as places built up by Israel, West Bank villages, Gaza places, and communities of Palestinians still living in what is now Israel;
  • View the map in its own browser window: Interactive map of Palestine villages destroyed in Nakba.




Ya Ali,

When is EI getting its own iPhone app? I can try to poke around Silicon Valley to see if I could find someone to help.

Onward to liberation,


Hi Ali,
I'm wondering what kind of software programs you used to make this interactive map? It's great! And DOESN'T look like a Google map!