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Palestinian archives remain scattered

The Palestinian Authority is unable to retrieve Palestinian archives from around the world and store them safely and accessibly, though items such as Jerusalem real estate records currently housed in Turkey would have helped the PA in its legal battle against Israeli settlers.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Researchers in Palestine find it difficult to get hold of the studies and archives they need. In the absence of an official center for archives of the written history of Palestine, these researchers are forced to look in the archives of other countries, if available.

Bassel al-Khayyat (a pseudonym) agrees with this assessment, as he himself resorts to British and Israeli archives in Great Britain and Israel to support his research about the Palestinian resistance during the period before the Nakba of 1948.

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