Friday, April 28, 2017

Nakba

  • Lifta: the struggle over Palestinian memory | April 05, 2017
    2,250 Palestinians lived in Lifta before the entire population was expelled in 1948, during the Nakba. Hundreds of Palestinian villages had a similar story but Lifta is different because it is the only one that was neither destroyed nor inhabited again. .....
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  • Israel evicts Palestinian returnees from their village | June 16, 2014
    The Israel Land Authority demolished a camp on Wednesday that was set up by activists in the destroyed village of Kufr Bir’im, in the Galilee region of Israel. The activists are all descendants of Palestinian refugees from the village, who where expelled from the village in the 1948 war. Last August approximately 10 young Palestinians ... .....
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  • The village of Al-Walaja commemorates Nakba day | May 17, 2014
    Men, women and children of all ages gathered on Thursday in the village of Al-Walaja, just outside of Bethlehem, to remember those from their homes and land during the 1948 Nakba. With the ever-recognizable sound of Israeli military vehicle horns, the familiar crack of tear gas canisters and the constantly present helmeted soldiers ... .....
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  • Two killed during Nakba Day demonstrations in Ramallah | May 15, 2014
    Two young men were killed on Thursday, the 66th anniversary of the Nakba, during an impromptu demonstration outside Israel’s Ofer Prison on the outskirts of Ramallah. Six additional protesters were hit with live ammunition shot by Israeli forces; one remains in critical condition at the Ramallah hospital. .....
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  • Mass graves shine light on Palestinians in Jaffa | June 18, 2013
    The recent discovery of six chambers of mass graves in Jaffa has captured international headlines. The skeletal remains of hundreds believed to have been killed during the 1948 Nakba were uncovered, and consequently, further light has been shed on the carnage that translated into Israel’s establishment on the land of historical Palestine.  .....
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  • Israeli Denial and the Nakba | May 23, 2013
    The Nakba, our catastrophe and dispossession in 1948, confirmed time and again by UN reports, resolutions, historians and military archives, cannot be denied. In order to achieve peace, it is time for Israel to recognize its responsibility for this crime, as a first step towards accountability and a just solution to this conflict. .....
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  • Israeli Forces Repress Nakba Commemoration in Jerusalem | May 16, 2013
    The biggest event of this year’s 65th anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for the catastrophe) took place outside of Damascus Gate in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem. Over 500 Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists gathered for the remembrance, a tribute which was marred by clashes that erupted between Palestinians and the Israeli army ... .....
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  • 65th Anniversary Nakba Commemorations in Ramallah | May 16, 2013
    On Wednesday 15 May Palestinians commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Nakba across the occupied Palestinian territories. Demonstrations ended up in clashes between the Palestinians and Israeli occupational forces in different parts of West Bank. Thousands of people gathered in Ramallah’s Yasser Arafat Square to mark the Nakba, Arabic for... .....
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