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Internal displacement and health among the Palestinian minority in Israel


  • Daoud, Nihaya
  • Shankardass, Ketan
  • O’Campo, Patricia
  • Anderson, Kim
  • Agbaria, Ayman K.


Long term health impacts of internal displacement (ID) resulting from political violence are not well documented or understood. One such case is the ID of 300,000–420,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel and their descendants during the Nakba of 1948 (Palestinian Catastrophe). We aim to document the long term health impacts of this ID. We draw on data collected in 2005 from a nationwide random sample of 902 individuals aged 30–70. Research participants were interviewed in person after being selected through a multistage sampling procedure. About 24% of participants reported that either they or their families had been internally displaced.

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  • Daoud, Nihaya & Shankardass, Ketan & O’Campo, Patricia & Anderson, Kim & Agbaria, Ayman K., 2012. "Internal displacement and health among the Palestinian minority in Israel," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 74(8), pages 1163-1171.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:74:y:2012:i:8:p:1163-1171
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.12.041

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