Israel’s new Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 42-year-old Tzipi Hotovely has used her first speech during an event organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews to describe the Nakba as “a very strong and very popular Arab lie.” She added that the displacement of Palestinians since 1948, when[…]
May 15, 1948, is a date inked in infamy for generations of Palestinians who know it as the Nakba, or “the catastrophe”, after the declaration of the state of Israel in Palestine. On Friday, Palestinians mark the Nakba’s 72nd anniversary since the Yishuv, the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine, transformed[…]
The past week marked the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, a commemoration of the catastrophe in which Zionist forces banished 750 000-900 000 Palestinians, destroyed 531 villages, and appropriated the holdings of those who were expelled. The Nakba was a deliberate and systematic crime of ethnic cleansing, committed by Zionist[…]
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 47 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured with Israeli live ammunition, on Wednesday, during mass protests commemorating the 71st anniversary of Nakba Day or “catastrophe” near the return camps along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. Local sources confirmed that thousands of[…]
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Despite the displacement of more than 800,000 Palestinians following the 1948 Nakba or “catastrophe” and the displacement of more than 200,000 Palestinians after the 1967 war, the Palestinian world population totaled 13.1 million by the end of 2018, which means that the number of Palestinians in the[…]
With the spotlight on the plight of 1500 Palestinian prisoners who are on a mass hunger strike, people in support of peace and solidarity with Palestine have been urged to wear the black and white checkered Keffiyah on 11th May, known as World Keffiyeh Day. World Keffiyah Day was thought up[…]
Thousands of Palestinians participated in the “March of Return” in Israel on Tuesday, which set off from the destroyed Palestinian village of al-Kabri to the western Galilee in commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba, “catastrophe.” Protesters waved Palestinian flags and repeated slogans calling for the Right of Return, which refers to[…]
By Yaseen Kippie Tensions broke out at the Baxter theatre in Rondesbosch on Monday 1 May as the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) celebrated Israel’s self-proclaimed Independence Day, ‘Yom Ha’atzmaut’, This day has been labelled differently by Palestinians as ‘Yawm an-Nakba’, or the ‘Day of the Catastrophe’ – when more[…]
As we commemorate Nakba Day, the great catastrophe of the Palestinian exodus from what is today referred to as Israel Proper, we mourn the loss of innocent lives in the struggle toward Palestinians self-determination. The Nakba resulted in 80 per cent of Palestinians becoming refugees, fleeing to the West bank,[…]
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