Thursday, 15 May 2008

Remembering Nakba Day (The catastrophy) of 1948

Today, May 15 is Nakba Day or "day of the catastrophe", an annual day of commemoration for the Palestinian people of the "anniversary of the creation of Israel" which marks the beginning of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, the loss of land and their displacement and dispossession.

While for Israelis, the 1948 war gave them independence, for Palestinians, the day represents "the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of their people who were made homeless as Israel was born.”

ABIM has issued a statement to commemorate Nakba Day.

"On this day, our hearts go out to all the Palestinians and we stand in solidarity with them in mourning the Nakba of 1948; we support their resistance of the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine; we strongly condemn the 1967 territorial expansion which continues to facilitate the expansion of the Zionist colonial agenda until today."

Continue reading ‘ABIM: Media Statement on the 60th Anniversary of The Nakba and the Palestinians’ Right of Right’

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