Haganah intelligence information about Sasa village
Haganah scouts in action, from the village file of Al-Kubeb, 1947. The scout's faces were blurred so they could not be identified.Archives of the History of the Haganah
In the 1940s, the Haganah collected detailed intelligence information about hundreds of Arab villages and photographed them, in many cases from the ground and also from the air. Only a few dozen of these 'village files' survive in local archives, but their photos constitute a valuable, missing chapter in Palestinian history.