Palestinians mark 69th Nakba anniversary

Published on May 16, 2017

Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza marked Nakba anniversary on Monday.

Nakba, which means catastrophe, refers to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

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Jews Commemorating Palestinian Nakba Day in NYC

Published on May 20, 2016

Representatives of the Anti-Zionist Jewish community of greater New York joined a pro-Palestinian rally on the Nakba Day, the 68th anniversary of the Palestinian catastrophe in 1948 by the creation of the State of Israel. The rally took place on May 15, 2016 in City Hall Park in lower Manhattan, Followed by a march to Brooklyn on the Brooklyn Bridge


Another Nakba

Published on Feb 9, 2018

Israel is threatening to forcibly transfer several Palestinian communities entirely to make way for settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army issued orders to the communities of Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal in the northern Jordan Valley on 9 November, demanding immediate and total eviction of all residents within eight days.

Israel issued the same order to the community of Jabal al-Baba in the so-called E1 area near the mega-settlement of Maaleh Adumim on 16 November.

In all cases, the expulsion orders targeted entire communities. These collective expulsion orders had until relatively recently not been used against Palestinian communities. Rather, Israel issued orders to individual households.

Israel originally intended the collective orders for the removal of settlers from unauthorized outposts, though they were rarely used for that purpose, according to Tawfique Jabareen, an attorney representing Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal residents.

“This is the beginning of an old policy, but with new methods and tools,” he said.

Jabal al-Baba is located between Maaleh Adumim and Jerusalem.

It is home to 300 members of the Jahalin Bedouin tribe.

The Jahalin were originally displaced from the southern Naqab region (known in Hebrew as the Negev) during the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of more than 750,000 Palestinians by Zionist militias – in 1948.

The community’s presence in that area is a thorn in Israel’s plan to colonize the land, expand Maaleh Adumim and connect it to Jerusalem.

This would effectively complete the severing of the West Bank into isolated northern and southern cantons.

“Our parents and grandparents lived through it and now I am supposed to live through it again,” said Atallah Jahalin, a resident of Jabal al-Baba.

“We keep moving from Nakba to Nakba.”

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The new film Nakba Palestinian – Nakba ongoing

Published on May 15, 2017

The new film is screened at the Palestinian festival for the first time