Commemoration of the Nakba – Nakba 2017 Video 1:00pm at Bridge Square in Northfield on Saturday, May 16.
Losing the key to the house is a hassle. But having the key and losing the house is a “catastrophe”. This is the fate that befell the Palestinian people in the Nakba.
“Nakba” (catastrophe) refers to events in 1947-1948 that transpired when the British vacated Palestine and Israel became a state. Told to vacate their home temporarily, Palestinian families packed a few belongs, locked their doors, secured their keys and moved as directed by Israeli troops. More than 750,000 Palestinians left their homes and more than 400 villages were destroyed. Families are left with their keys and their memories. This “temporary” expulsion is 70 years old this year and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues today.
Please join us as we stand in solidarity with those who lost homes and villages. We will name those more than 400 villages that were lost. Sponsored by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel