PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The Arab Liberation Army retreated from the city [Safed in 1948], causing the Arab people to begin emigrating. In Safed, just like Hebron, people were afraid that the Jews would take revenge for the Arab massacre of Jews in 1929 in Hebron.
And contrary to what the world media outlets tell us, the Jews actually encouraged the Arabs to stay in 1948.
But wait, there’s more:
Arab man: It was the Arab regimes that told us to get out of Jerusalem in 1948. Radio stations kept repeating: “Get away from the front lines. In a week or two, the Jews will be gone and we will bring you back.
Israeli-Arab MP curses Arab leaders who told Arabs to leave Israel in 1948 or else they would be considered traitors. He blames Arab leaders for making his parents refugees. Ibrahim Sarsur, then Head of Islamic Movement in Israel, now MP said: “The one who gave the order forbidding them to stay there bears guilt for this.”