please find below some moving images of the 1948 Nakba. In 1948, Zionist terror militias (which would later merge to form the Israeli Defense Forces) forcibly expelled nearly 1 million Palestinians from their homes, property and homeland, depopulating and destroying more than 500 Palestinian villages and towns. More than 750,000 Palestinians fled, int the wake of Zionist terror, to neighbouring Arab countries, while approximately 150,000 became internally displace refugees in the newly established Zionist state.
In 2008 on the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, I wrote a post called "Falling From Heaven: the ethnic cleansing of Palestine", which can be read here.
Today, however, the Nakba is not over. It continues as we speak. In Palestine, on the 66th anniversary of the Nakba, the Israeli state continues its ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, continuing to build and expand its illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank. In Gaza, Israel's blockade and siege continues with millions of Palestinians forced to live in an open air prison. Inside the Zionist state, Israel is seeking to ethnic cleanse up more than 70,000 Palestinian bedouin from their homes via the Prawer Plan.
Today as we remember Nakba, we must also recommit to the struggle for Palestinian human rights, self-determination and justice. Support and get active in the Palestinian initiated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, join your local Palestine solidarity group, raise awareness about the Palestinian struggle in your church, union, school and community group. Write letters to your newspaper and politicians. Screen movies and do public awareness stalls, stage protests and take to the streets. Make your voices heard, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their just struggle. Demand a free Palestine, today.