Thursday, June 02, 2011

Nakba Explained

By Those Who Know, Live, And Fight It

Their Independence is our Nakba

That is the slogan that was chosen for this year protests. In Bethlehem same as West Bank and Gaza Strip main cities; school students, teachers and politicians as well as religious leaders; both Muslims and Christians, marched affirming the right of return to the today's 4.7 million refugees in and outside Palestine.

Al Walajeh Commemorate Nakba

Four arrested by Israeli troops as they attacked Nakba Protest in al-Walajeh village on Sunday May 15, 2011. In 1948 the village of al-Walajeh was among the 530 villages destroyed by the Zionest forces to make way for the creation of Israel. People moved to the rest of their lands near Bethlehem city and lived there, which was annexed by Israel in 1967

Walajeh: A Story of Continued Nakba

The village of al-Walajeh, located to south of Jerusalem, between the city and Bethlehem. Walls, settlements, land annexation, and home destruction, all is being done by Israel in the village of walajeh. Indeed this village sums up the conflict.

Israeli Historian Describes Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine in 1948 (Nakba)

Dr. Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian who was a senior lecturer at Haifa University from 1984-2007. His position as an Israeli academic gave him access to official Israeli historical archives. Through research this Israeli-born academic learned the truth about the Israeli narrative. This clip of a lecture he gave in the US clarifies what happened on 1948, a day we commemorate tomorrow May 15th as Yawm An-Nakba or "Day of the Catastrophe."

"It was suggested to them that so few years after the Holocaust it wasn't a good idea to portray the Jews as murderers, expellers, looters, occupiers, and colonizers. This was a conscious decision by the political elites of the West to atone for what Europe did to the Jews in the Second World War. The price was very clear, the dispossession of Palestine."

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