Date(s) - 15 May 2015 until 15 May 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
FRIDAY 15 MAY 2015 ‘NAKBA DAY’
4 – 6 PM
AT THE WAR MEMORIAL , Old Steine Gardens
Join us in commemorating Nakba Day, meaning ‘The Day of the Catastrophe.’ For the Palestinians it is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948 and continues today. Come and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
‘Nakba’ means ‘catastrophe’; the name refers to the violent ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people by the new state of Israel. During the Nakba in 1948-9, Israel killed 13,000 Palestinians and drove 750,000 from their towns and villages. Palestinian homes were blown up and villages flattened. Israel conducted brutal and cold blooded massacres of Palestinians including Palestinian babies. Palestinians fled to Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Syria. They have been in these refugee camps ever since, forbidden by Israel to return to their land.
Israel still continues to pursue the policy of ethnic cleansing and Palestinian people continue to be evicted daily from their homes, villages and land.
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