Israel declared independence. Eygpt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq attacked Israel.
Israel gained land, Eygpt gained the Gaza Strip and Jordan gained the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Jews became refugees.
Picture citation: "Israeli Fighters Man a Machine Gun Position. Arab-Israeli War of 1948 - War Photos, Famous History Photos, World War Images, History Images." War Photos, Famous History Photos, World War Images, History Images. N.p., 13 Aug. 2