The creation of Israel in May of 1948 was a settler-colonial
enterprise in which Palestinians were displaced through a deliberate
policy of terror and ethnic cleansing that made room for alien colonists, drawn largely from Europe and North America.
Colonial Zionism differed from other European colonial enterprises in
its much more ambitious intentions; it set out not only to exploit the
indigenous people and steal their resources, but also to expel them and
move Jews onto the stolen land.