#Nakba64 | 1948 Arabs to stage events and general strike on 64th Nakba Anniversary

[ PIC 08/05/2012 – 03:55 PM ]


Palestinians fleeing their homes in 1948

UMM AL-FAHM, (PIC)– The Arab political parties and popular committees in the 1948 occupied lands decided to form a committee to make outstanding preparations for the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian nakba.

In a meeting held Tuesday morning in Umm Al-Fahm city, heads and representatives of the Arab parties and committees called on all Palestinians of the 1948 occupied lands to participate in the general strike to take place on the day of the nakba.

The committee will prepare for several activities to commemorate the anniversary including cultural events, symposiums and photo galleries.

The events will highlight the ethnic cleansing that happened to Lajon villagers who were displaced from their homes in that era and the central event will be held in this village.

Buses, carrying Palestinians from different areas of the 1948 occupied lands, will be heading to the destroyed village of Lagon where they will take part in erecting tents on the ruins of the homes that were demolished by the Zionists in 1948.

Nakba means “catastrophe” in Arabic. It refers to the destruction of whole Palestinian villages and towns in 1948 when more than 700, 000 Palestinians fled or were forced into exile and massacred by Israeli troops. Because the Palestinians were not Jewish, their presence and predominant ownership of the land were obstacles to the creation of a Jewish state. Their exodus, or Nakba, was already nearly half-complete by May 1948, when the Jews declared the establishment of their entity and the Arab states entered the fray.





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