Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We Shall Return to Our Land - Palestinians in Gaza gearing up for 63rd Nakba Anniversary

PressTV - Gaza gearing up for Nakba Day:

Tue May 10, 2011 8:32PM
Yousef al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza

"Palestinians in Gaza started to mark the 63rd anniversary of 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe', a term Palestinian refugees use to describe their expulsion from their homes and towns when Israel was created on occupied Palestinian territories.

“We are returning” is the motto of this exhibition, which aims to highlight the Plight of Palestinian refugees who say that their right of return is a sacred right.

The Nakba made some 700,000 Palestinians displaced and dispossessed, forcing them to flee to different neighboring courtiers, after some 500 villages and towns were wiped off the map by Israeli forces.

More than 6 decades have passed and the 1948 refugees and their descendants who are now said to total some 4.7 million people have been dreaming of an eventual return to their homeland.

The Palestinians living as refugees in the Diaspora, are not allowed by Israel to return or even visit their towns from which their parents and grandparents were driven out.

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