Archive for May 15th, 2017

May 15 is Nakba Day

May 15, 2017

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The 15th of May is NAKBA Day

Al Nakba, which means “The Catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their land in 1948 for the creation of the Israeli state. The trauma and memory of Al Nakba is still alive as millions of Palestinians living inside and outside of Palestine/Israel wait to return to their ancestral lands, while thousands more continue to be expelled from their land. The Nakba has had a profound effect on the lives,

 

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narratives, identities and culture of generations of Palestinians. Every year on May 15th the Nakba is commemorated around the world.

The memory burns as Israel desperately tries to deny even a mention of this brutal act.

Today in Nazareth where a Jew who also lived under occupation, Yeshua ben Miriam (Jesus of Nazareth) proclaimed a a new reign of justice the  police denied the organizers a permit, saying there is a shortage of officers to oversee the march.

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But Palestinian leaders in Israel accuse the far-right government of Benjamin Netanyahu of being behind the decision, in what they believe is the latest move to silence their commemoration of the events of 69 years ago.

It wont work despite the continued apathy and indifference of our political elite and media to the plight of the Palestinians the world is catching up to the enormity of this crime.

Today, demonstrators flooded the streets of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip today to mark the anniversary of the ethnic cleansing 750,000 Palestinians in 1948.

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Nearly seven decades on, the number of registered Palestinian refugees has swelled to more than 5.3 million. They live in United Nations-run camps throughout the region, including in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

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