"I later learned from my grandparents, who refused to join us on that trip, that my family's story was not uncommon. In April 1948, they boarded a bus to Amman, hoping to wait out the violence. Their exile was made permanent after Israeli troops "liberated" Ramleh in July of that year and expelled most of the town's majority Arab population. The one relative who had stayed behind to look after the family properties, which subsequently passed into Israeli government ownership, had to walk to Ramallah, from where he made his way to Amman."By April 1948, the fighting between the Jews and the Palestinian Arabs had been happening for months. According to Benny Morris, " In defiance of the will of the international community, as embodied in the UN General Assembly resolution of November 29, 1947, (Palestinian Arabs) launched hostilities against the Jewish community in Palestine in the hope of aborting the emergence of the Jewish state and perhaps destroying that community." No mention of this launch of hostilities, or the goals of the Palestinian Arabs, are mentioned by Salfiti. Why should he mention them? Better to pretend that "the violence" simply appeared all by itself, and the IDF attacked his town of Ramleh for no reason. In reality, Ramleh was positioned on the main supply route to Jerusalem, giving it great strategic value.
Whenever the Palestinians or their apologists talk about the Nakba, they always pretend it just happened to them for no reason, that they were minding their own business when the mean old Jews just kicked them out. Why should we expect an HP blogger to be any more honest?