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72 Years of Ongoing Nakba

72 Years of Ongoing Nakba

15 May 2020 in 2020
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15 May 2020, marks the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) in Palestine. In 1948, Zionist militants destroyed 531 Palestinian towns and villages and took control of an additional 774. More than 800,000 Palestinians were ethnic cleansed and forced to become refugees in the neighboring countries. Yet, the Nakba did not end in 1948 and represents much more than the exile from Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel. It represents an ongoing reality and struggle for Palestinians, that, at the expense of their human rights, seeks to fulfill the creation of a greater Israeli state. The Nakba is the ongoing story and plight of the Palestinian people, and is likewise a motivation to continue the steadfastness and resistance of the Palestinian people.

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