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Online Event: Nakba: Past and Present
15 May 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday, 15 May
11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern
Out of the many terrible crimes inflicted upon the Palestinians, both past and present, the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”) is one that Zionism is most invested in covering up and distorting. The Nakba refers to the ethnic cleansing of 1948, that violently exiled over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes. Many Palestinian refugees were displaced into the West Bank, Gaza, and neighbouring Arab countries (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan).
Zionists have been trying to erase Palestinian history and culture since before 1948, but we must continue to speak out and dispel these harmful myths that are used to silence Palestinians. In many ways, the Nakba is not over. It is ongoing as the State of Israel continues to forcibly remove Palestinians from their homes, restrict Palestinians’ movement through military checkpoints, and expand their illegal settlements.
The Nakba continues today in places like Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem as the Israeli Occupation Forces and settlers brutally attack Palestinians who are facing forced eviction from their homes and their land (as recognized under International law).
As Mohammed El-Kurd, Sheikh Jarrah resident and world renowned poet reminds us, “At a certain point in every Palestinian’s life, we realize that the Nakba is far from over. It continues every time Israel revokes Jerusalem residencies. It blares in street signs stripped of Arabic. It punctures us in constant campaigns of dehumanization.”
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Join us for a joint-webinar event titled: “Nakba: Past and Present,” on May 15th as we invite a panel of speakers to explore the Nakba, both historically and how it continues today. Use the link above to register.