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Month: May 2008

Nakbah, 60 Years or Long Before?

Nakbah, 60 Years or Long Before?

A reading in the history could be useful for the future. Mohamed S. Kamel Most of us remember 1948’s catastrophe, The Nakbah; the days when almost 900,000 Palestinians were forced to flee their homes and become refugees, the worst refugee crisis in history. Citizens, that should have been refugees for a few days ended up being so for 60 years and amount to more than 4 millions. But this Nakbah did not start in 1948 it started long before; and…

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

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

15 May 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, the grave catastrophe of 1948 in which Zionist militant forces invaded and destroyed more than 500 Palestinian villages through massacre and intimidation, causing not less than 700,000 Palestinians to become refugees. It is an account of human tragedy: the destruction of families, a civilization, culture and identity. The Palestinian people are not only Muslims; the internally displaced population and that which has been displaced subsequent to the illegal formation of…

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