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16 May

The ŔźAnnexation After Seventy-Two Years Of Continuous Nakba

By: Marwan E. Toubassi, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Greece: Some memories permeate our very existence and penetrate our collective consciousness for generations. Survivors of Al-Nakba among them my family who were forcibly displaced from Yaffa “Jaffa” continue to preserve these indelible memories in every wrinkle lining their […]

14 May

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

07 Jul

Report: Secret Israeli Unit Purging Historical Documents Related to Nakba

Israel‚Äôs ministry for military affairs has formed a secret unit tasked with concealing sensitive historical documents, with a special focus on censoring chilling revelations related to the expulsion of Palestine‚Äôs original inhabitants, according to a report. Malmab, also known as the military affairs ministry‚Äôs department for ‚Äúdefense establishment security‚ÄĚ, has […]

15 May

National and Islamic Forces Call for Mass Demonstrations on Nakba Day

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, the supreme coordinating body of the major Palestinian factions, has called for widespread participation in demonstrations, in commemoration of the 71st¬†anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, the Nakba of 1948. In a communique, officials called for a major rally in Ramallah city, in the occupied West […]

15 May

BNC: “We can end the ongoing Nakba with hope, resistance and meaningful solidarity.”

May 15, 2019/Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)/Palestine Palestinians in the homeland and in exile are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. With hope, we continue to resist and to insist on our right to freedom, justice, equality and dignity. We are also sending a message […]

15 May

The Northern Jordan Valley: A Testimony to the Ongoing Nakba

by Isra Ghourani 05/15/19 (WAFA) – In the early morning hours, the residents of Humsa al-Fawqa village, in the northern Jordan Valley, carry few supplies as they leave their homes by foot after being ordered to evacuate their tent encampments, to make room for Israeli military exercises. This scene brings […]

15 May

Palestinians Commemorate 71st Nakba

Palestinians, today, mark the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), when more than 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homeland, by paramilitary Zionist groups. Today, more than eight million Palestinians have taken on refugee status, in locations all over the world, due to the Nakba, which started with the Deir […]

13 May

Nakba Day: Global Campaign Launched to Deactivate Airbnb

A global coalition launched a campaign, today, against the international tourism company, Airbnb, for reversing its decision to delist properties in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to a press release. WAFA reports that the coalition is asking people from around the world to deactivate […]

20 May

70th Nakba: Celtic Fans Make Solidarity Stand on 70th Minute of Match

The Green Brigade Celtic Football Fan Club has organized a solidarity rally¬† to commemorate the 70th Palestinian Nakba and denounce Israeli crimes, the latest of which was the killing of 63 peaceful demonstrators on the borders of the Gaza Strip. Fans of the Scottish football team made their solidarity stand […]

15 May

70 Years of Nakba: Where Can Palestinians Go from Here?

by¬†Amal Ahmad,¬†Irene Calis,¬†Haidar Eid,¬†Razi Nabulse, for the¬†¬†Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. May 15, 2018 The Palestinian people have perhaps never been more in need of a forward-looking vision to shape their struggle. In facing the 70thanniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe and the creation of Israel, on May 15, they […]

15 May

Palestinians Mark Nakba Day following Israeli Bloodshed in Gaza

Just a day after mass Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when the Tel Aviv regime forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on occupied territory. Palestinians, both in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, are […]

15 May

Palestinians on US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem & 70 Years of the Ongoing Nakba

May 14, 2018¬†Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Reversing decades of US foreign policy, the Trump administration is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to¬†Jerusalem¬†today. The move coincides with Israel‚Äôs celebration of its establishment on the ruins of the towns and villages from which the majority of […]

General strike (image by Quds News)
14 May

General Strike to Commence on 70th Nakba Day

Palestinian Authority spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud, on Monday, announced a general strike for Tuesday, to commemorate the 70th¬†anniversary of the Nakba, the day when some 700,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes and displaced by Israel, in 1948. He said, ‚ÄúBased on instructions by President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians will observe […]

11 May

Report: Ongoing Nakba Must End — Time Has Come for the International Community to Act

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council has issued a statement entitled: “The ongoing Nakba must end: the time has come for the international community to act.” (WAFA) ¬† For the Palestinian people, 70 years of Nakba means seven decades of subjugation by Israel, characterized by occupation, apartheid and colonial policies […]

19 Oct

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

17 Aug

Israel to Impose Fines for Commemoration of Nakba

Israeli occupation authorities are prepared to impose massive fines on Palestinians who commemorate the Israeli occupation of Palestine, a report revealed on Tuesday. An Arab member of the Knesset said, according to Days of Palestine, that occupation authorities have decided to fine institutions which rent out space for events organized […]

16 May

Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network

International Protection to Stop the Ongoing Nakba is Long Overdue – BADIL¬†Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Nakba is ongoing, not only through policies of ongoing displacement implemented through the Zionist-Israeli strategy which seeks to control the maximum amount of land with the minimum number of Palestinians […]

15 May

BNC: Upholding our Rights, Resisting the Ongoing Nakba

The BDS National Committee (BNC) Commemorates¬†the 69th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. It is possible‚Ķ It is possible at least sometimes‚Ķ It is possible especially now To ride a horse Inside a prison cell And run away‚Ķ It is possible for prison walls To disappear. For the cell to become […]

02 Mar

What Does the Nakba Mean to Young Palestinians in Israel?

Despite Israeli authorities’ best attempts to erase history, the 1948 catastrophe is a basic component of collective memory for Palestinian citizens of Israel.¬† via the Alternative Information Center (A)C). How is the memory of the Nakba sustained by younger generations of Palestinians living in Israel? Unlike Palestinians living in camps […]

10 Dec

Reparations and the Nakba

What does it mean to advocate for compensation and repatriation when these processes are embedded within settler colonial and colonial frameworks? ~Susan Slyomovics, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Since 1948, there have been numerous maximalist and minimalist proposals to resolve the fates of Palestinian refugees by those outside the homeland and […]

18 Jul

Policing the Nakba: Points of Solidarity Between U.S. Citizens of Color and Israeli Palestinians

by¬†Amjad Iraqi The transnational solidarity movement between Palestinians and Black, indigenous, and other minority Americans has made significant strides in promoting the struggle of Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But in its justified focus on challenging Israel‚Äôs military regime as an institution of oppression, […]

15 May

PCHR: “The Nakba At 68: A Catastrophe Born Of Discrimination And Impunity”

As Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (approximately 66% of Palestinian population worldwide) enter the 69th year of forced displacement from, and within, their ancestral homeland, Israel continues to create intolerable living conditions which further swell the number of displaced Palestinians. Report By The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights This […]

15 May

68 years: The Nakba continues

By Manuel Hassassian – The 15th May marks the Palestinian Nakba. The word Nakba means ‚Äėcatastrophe‚Äô because that is exactly what happened in May 1948 when Palestine was wiped off the map. With British backing, espoused in the Balfour Declaration, and British policies on the ground, Israel was created and […]

Mohammad Abu Thaher, 20 (image from family)
01 Apr

Army Closes Investigation into ‚ÄėNakba Day‚Äô Killing of Palestinian Protester by Israeli Army in 2014

April 1, 2016 12:24 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli army on Wednesday closed the investigation into the killing of a Palestinian teenager during Nakba Day protests in May of 2014, without filing an indictment against the soldiers responsible for shooting the youth to death. The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B‚ÄôTselem) said […]

17 May

ISM Day of Rage: Commemorating Nakba Day in Ni’lin (VIDEO)

On Friday 15th May 2015, hundreds of Palestinians from all over the West Bank traveled to Ni‚Äôlin for a mass protest commemorating the 1948 Nakba (‚Äėcatastrophe‚Äô). The local villagers were joined by a large amount of other Palestinian protesters, as well as Israeli and international solidarity activists. There was a […]

16 May

Scores Injured as Bil’in Marks Palestinian Nakba

The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil‚Äôin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reported that Israeli soldiers have attacked the weekly protest, firing dozens of gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.This week‚Äôs protest marks May 15, the Palestinian Nakba Day when Israel was […]

16 May

Hundreds of Unarmed Demonstrators Confront Live Fire at Kafr Qaddum on Nakba Day

Today (15th of May), during the Nakba day demonstration in Kafr Qaddum, four young men were shot with live ammunition in their legs. One of the men got a serious bone fracture. 15th May 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Huwarra Team Apart from the live ammunition being shot from […]

16 May

Nakba at 67: The Ongoing Crime of Forcible Population Transfer and Secondary Displacement

For Palestinians, 2015 marks the 67th year of forced displacement from, and within, their ancestral homeland.This ongoing Nakba (‚Äėcatastrophe‚Äô) continues to be perpetuated through Israel‚Äôs denial of the Palestinian refugees‚Äô Right of Return, the right to self-determination, and various other Israeli policies, which give rise to forced displacement, including forcible […]

16 May

Nakba Solidarity: South African Students Protest Woolworths

More than 10,000 South African students marched, earlier today, in protest against Woolworths Stores’ trade agreements with Israel. 15th May 2015 | Congress of South African Students | Welkom (Free State), SA The #BoycottWoolworths protest was led by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in the Free State. COSAS […]

16 May

Aida Camp Remembers Nakba

Alrowwad Cultural & Theatre Society, today, organized a march commemorating the 67th anniversary of the Nakba. The group, mainly consisting of young people, marched from the Alrowwad centre in Aida Camp to the Jerusalem-Hebron Road, where it was stopped from going further by PA troops. PNN reports that 16-year-old Ahmed,, […]

16 May

Gaza: 3 Palestinians Shot and Injured in Nakba Day Protest

Three Palestinians were injured by live fire during a Nakba Day demonstration in the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to witnesses.Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli soldiers opened fire on peaceful demonstrators east of Gaza City, hitting three men in the legs. Dozens of Palestinians were taking part in […]

15 May

Palestinians In Nablus Mark Nakba Day With Candle Procession

Thousands of Palestinians marched, on Thursday at night, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus marking the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, when Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine after depopulating hundreds of Palestinian villages and towns.The residents carried torches, Palestinian flags and signs affirming their […]

13 May

Palestinians Begin Commemoration of 67th Nakba Anniversary

In a massive protest march, thousands of Palestinians marched Wednesday, to late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat‚Äôs square in Ramallah, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Nakba which befell the Palestinian people in 1948.The Nakba, an Arabic word for ‚Äėcatastrophe‚Äô, is the term given to the forced displacement or expulsion […]

13 May

Ashrawi: ‘Nakba did not end with the creation of Israel’

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: ‚ÄúThe Nakba did not end with the creation of Israel; rather, it is an ongoing process that seeks to displace Palestine and replace it with ‚ÄėGreater Israel‚Äô at the expense of its people and their rights.‚ÄĚOn the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, PLO Executive […]

03 May

Israel Paving the Way for Another Nakba?

[Translated from Arabic]Every Arab citizen inside the Green Line (Israel), seemingly, has the shelter to obtain a normal life, but, on the ground, the occupation government and its institutions are working, determinedly, within a total disregard of so-called ‘structural maps’ which lead to Arabs not being able to obtain permits […]

22 Feb

British Cyclers Set Out to Remap the Nakba

Cycle ’48 is a collective of 3 British women who all cycled to Palestine from the UK. The project aims to remap the erased histories of the Nakba, promoting the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees whilst exposing the role of the Jewish National Fund, in their ethnic cleansing policies.Cycle […]

15 Dec

Nakba in Tel Aviv

Imagine if in the U.S. it were illegal to teach about the genocide of the Native Americans at the hand of the colonists, or about how violent and gruesome the system of slavery was that brought North America to be a center of capitalist production. Imagine if you could be […]

19 Jun

Army Threatens Man Who Recorded Nakba Day Killings

The Israeli army has threatened a Palestinian citizen in Beitunia, east of Ramallah, for his part in documenting the killing of two teens during the Nakba Day protest, last May.According to the PNN, the home of Fakher Zayed, age 47, was raided yesterday by Israeli forces, upon which they took […]

11 Jun

Body of Teen Killed During Nakba Protest to Be Exhumed

Attorney General Muhammad Abd al-Ghani al-Uweili has stated that the body of Nadim Nuwara will be exhumed and taken to the Palestinian Institute of Forensic Medicine for an investigation into the exact nature of his death.Police, along with medical teams and legal officials, will exhume the body in accordance with […]

17 May

Thousands Attend Funeral for Two Boys Killed During Nakba Protests

Palestinians attended, on Friday, the funerals of Nadeem Siyam Nuwara, age 15, and Mohammad Odeh Abu al-Thahir, 17, who were shot dead by Israeli forces during a demonstration in commemoration of the Nakba (Catastrophe) of 1948, in which an estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homelands by […]

16 May

Three More Deaths Due to Israeli Violence as Nakba Continues

In commemoration of the 66th annual Nakba day, hundreds of Palestinian youth from the Ramallah district moved against Israeli soldiers outside of Ofer prison in Beitunya. Soldiers retaliated with tear gas, live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets. During the clashes, soldiers killed two demonstraters, aged seventeen and twenty-two.16th May 2014 […]

15 May

Thousands Mark Nakba Anniversary with Rallies in Israel, West Bank and Gaza

Palestinians commemorated, today, the 66th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) of 1948, by participating in a series of nonviolent actions in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, pre-1948 occupied lands and diasporas.For the first time since 2007, Palestinian political factions organized joint rallies to mark the mass displacement of over […]

15 May

As Palestinians Mark Nakba In Jerusalem, Army Kidnaps Four

[Thursday Evening, May 15, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers attacked Palestinians nonviolently protesting, marking the 66th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948, and kidnapped four young men.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said hundreds of Palestinians marched in Sultan Suleiman Street, between Bab al-‚ÄėAmoud and […]

10 May

Thousands Return to Lubya in Remembrance of Nakba

As Israelis across the country celebrated their Independence Day, more than 10,000 Palestinians living in Israel and Jerusalem converged on the site of the northern village of Lubya, one of more than 500 Palestinian communities destroyed by nationalist militias in the Nakba. Alternative Information Center (AIC) | 08 May 2014 […]

06 May

Israeli Group Commemorates ‘Nakba Day’ with New App Documenting Palestinian Dispossession

As Israelis commemorated ‘Memorial Day’ on Monday, and began a series of events to lead up to ‘Independence Day’ on May 15th, one Israeli group launched a smartphone app called ‘iNakba’ to allow users to find the locations of Palestinian villages that were destroyed or expropriated during the creation of […]

18 May

Israeli archive file shows that Israel’s founder tried to erase Palestinian Nakba

A new report published in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz describes the information found in a newly-uncovered document in the government archives, which reveals that the first Israeli government, including the first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, worked to re-write the history of Israel’s founding in 1948 to deny the fact […]

16 May

On Nakba Day, Palestinians March In Jaffa

Wednesday May 15 2013, hundreds of Palestinians marched in Jaffa marking the 65th anniversary of the Nakba of 1948, affirming that the Palestinians are determined to achieve their full and legitimate right in the historic land of Palestine.The Jaffa Youth Movement, that organized the activities, stated that the Palestinians will […]

15 May

Thousands Mark The Nakba In Bethlehem

Thousands of Palestinians marked, on Tuesday evening, the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, and participated in a huge procession organized by the Badil Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugees Rights, reaffirming the legitimate Palestinian Right of Return to their homeland, homes and towns.The procession was held at the Manger Square […]

15 May

65th Commemoration: Ongoing Nakba and Secondary Forcible Displacement

Of the 11.4 million Palestinians worldwide, 66% are forcible displaced, (refugees and internally displaced people) and over half live in the Shatat (forced exile). Instead of an event relegated to history, the Nakba continues into its 65th year ‚Äď the central source for the annual increase of these displacement statistics.In […]

15 May

On Nakba Anniversary, Refugees Make almost Half of Population

RAMALLAH, May 14, 2013 (WAFA) ‚Äď On the eve of the Nakba (catastrophe) 65th anniversary, the refugees make almost half of the total Palestinian population, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said Tuesday. While statistical data show that refugees constitute 44.2% of the total Palestinian population in Palestine, records […]

19 May

OCHA Report: ‚Äú370 Injured During Nakba Commemoration‚ÄĚ; Injuries Doubled Since Last Year

May 19, 2012 6:27 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recently issued its weekly report on Israeli violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the period 9-15 of May, revealing that Israeli soldiers shot at least 370 Palestinians during the Nakba commemoration, and continued their violations in the West […]

16 May

Nakba anniversary message

May 15, 2012 On this 64th anniversary of the Nakba we mourn the ethnic cleansing that began in 1948 and that continues today with silent transfer, home demolitions, land confiscation and more. But we also celebrate an amazing resilience and success of the Palestinian endogenous people against incredible odds: -We […]

16 May

Soldiers Kidnap Child Near Hebron; Israeli Soldiers Attack Nakba Protests

May 16, 2012 3:47 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, a Palestinian child in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Tuesday. He was repeatedly kicked and punched to various parts of his body. Local sources reported that the child, identified as Hmeidan Ahmad Abu Maria, 17 years old, was […]

16 May

64th Anniversary of the Nakba;

Today, 15 May 2012, marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the anniversary of the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland. This was the harshest and most brutal ethnic cleansing in the world, and included systematic and deliberate killings and displacement. This culminated in a […]

15 May

Medics: 80 Injured in Nakba Protests Near Ramallah

Ma’an News reported Medics as saying that over 80 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces near Ramallah on Tuesday, as protesters commemorated the Nakba, or catastrophe, the name given to their ethnic cleansing in 1948.After a mass rally in Ramallah’s Clock Square, protesters headed to Israel’s Ofer Detention […]

15 May

On Nakba Day, Palestinian Refugees Remain Uprooted

The Palestinians mark the Nakba Day on May 15; the day armed forces uprooted hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and lands, and destroyed their villages, killed and injured thousands of Palestinians before Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine in 1948.Palestinian refugees are still hoping […]

06 Jul

UN Report Critical Of Israel’s Actions During Nakba Day

The UN report into this years Nakba Day events along the Lebanese-Israeli borders has criticized Israels use of disproportionate force against protesters seeking to cross into Israeli held territory. The events of May 15th led to eleven Palestinian protesters being killed and 111 injured due to Israeli live fire. According […]

16 Jun

Conflicting Reports On Syria’s Involvement In Border Clashes During Nakba and Naksa Day

The UN Disengagement Force have reported their findings that Syria allowed Palestinian Refugees access to the Syria-Israeli occupied Golan border. The report also concluded however that Syrian officials did not organise the protests, according to AFP. The UN group, charged with monitoring the ceasefire between Syria and Israel, claimed that […]

19 May

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Into Nakba Killings

Amnesty International has called on the Israeli state to undertake a full, impartial and independent investigation into the Israeli military actions during the Nakba day commemorations. At least 12 people were killed and hundreds injured around the West Bank and on Israel‚Äôs borders to Lebanon and Syria and the Gaza […]

16 May

Arab Leaders React To al Nakba Killings

Leaders from various Arab countries have begun to react Sunday‚Äôs events around Israel and the Occupied Territories, in which at least 16 protesters were killed by Israeli forces, as well as hundreds injured. Across the West Bank and Gaza, thousands took to the street to commemorate al Nakba and demand […]

16 May

9 killed as Israeli forces attack Nakba marches on northern, southern and central borders

An estimated four people were killed Sunday on the Syria-Israel border, five killed on the Lebanon-Israel border, 52 injured in Gaza, and at least 24 injured in the West Bank as Israeli forces attacked Palestinian refugees trying to re-enter their former homes in what is now Israel. The day of […]

15 May

Defying Israeli Restrictions; Thousands Mark The Nakba Day in Jaffa

Despite Israeli ‚Äúlaws‚ÄĚ criminalizing the commemoration of the ‚ÄúNabka Day‚ÄĚ, that marks the creation of Israel on Palestinian lands and the displacement of millions of Palestinians, thousands of residents, including Jewish peace activists, marched on Saturday evening in Jaffa, and held an art festival affirming the Palestinian historic rights and […]

14 May

Bil’in Villagers Protest Againt The Wall To Mark The Nakba

Three civilians were injured in the village of Bil‚Äôin, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, as the villagers carried out their weekly anti-wall protest. As is the case every Friday since six years, international and Israeli supporters joined the villagers after the midday prayers and marched towards the […]

13 May

Marking The Nakba Day On May 15, Egyptians Plan To March To Gaza

As the Palestinians prepare to mark the Nakba (Catastrophe) Day on May 15, thousands of Egyptians are said to be preparing to march to the Gaza Strip to challenge the illegal Israeli siege on the coastal enclave. They intend to attempt to cross into the coastal region via the Rafah […]

13 May

Bethlehem Marks al-Nakba

Bethlehem today marked al Nakba with a march through the town centre and speeches by local organisers and youth.The march was well attended by local school students; schools shut early to mark the occasion and the event attracted well over 1,000 participants. Student marching bands played drums and chanted as […]

12 May

Sources: Israel’s Army Gears up to Suppress Nakba Events

Israeli media sources reported on Wednesday that the Israeli Army are set to increase West Bank deployment as Palestinians prepare to commemorate the Nakba, or in English ‘catastrophe’ from the period of 1948 which saw the establishment of the state of Israel after an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from […]

31 Mar

Israel criminalizes commemoration of the Nakba

A bill was passed by the Israeli Knesset (parliament) last week which calls on the government to deny funding to any organization, institution or municipality that commemorates the founding of the Israeli state as a day of mourning. The bill has become known as the ‘Nakba bill,’ referring to the […]

18 May

Thousands of Palestinians commemorate Nakba in Ramallah

In a massive protest march, Saturday, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, thousands of Palestinians marched through the city streets in remembrance of the 62nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, or ‘Catastrophe’, when the state of Israel was created on Palestinian land in 1948 and hundreds of thousands of […]

15 May

Marking The 62 anniversary Of The Nakba AL Maíssara Protest The Wall

At least around 150 villagers along with Israelis and Palestinians gathered on Friday in the village of Al Ma’ssara, southern West Bank and protest the Israel wall.Al Ma’ssara village conducts weekly protests against the wall for the past three years. Today the protest was a activity marking the 62 anniversary […]

12 May

62 Anniversary of the Nakba on Radio Free Palestine

Radio Free Palestine is presented by the IMEMC (in Beit Sahour) and CKUT Radio (in Montreal) in commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba or catastrophe, marked this year on May 15th, 2010.In 1948 eighty-five percent of the Palestinians living in the areas that became the state of […]

13 Apr

JCESR:‚ÄĚNew Israeli Decision, As Dangerous As the Nakba of 1948‚ÄĚ

The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights (JSCER) issued a press release slamming the Israeli decision to expel thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank, and stated that this decision is part of Israel‚Äôs demographic violations against the Palestinians, and is not less dangerous that the Nakba of 1948 […]

22 May

A Nakba inherited

At the southernmost area of the Gaza Strip, where the Philadelphia route separates the coastal enclave from Egypt, there are scores of knocked down buildings. The destruction dates back to 2002, when Israeli army bulldozers demolished the houses of the Palestinian inhabitants of this border line.Among the houses that used […]

19 May

Human Rights Groups in Gaza slam the government for barring a protest commemorating the Nakba

The Palestinian Police, which is under the control of the dissolved Hamas government in Gaza, barred on Friday a peaceful procession commemorating the Nakba. The police also barred a Women Convention on Saturday May 10, and another convention on May 13. The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), The Al […]

17 May

Palestinian detainees hold a hunger strike in commemoration of the Nakba

May 17, 2008 6:23 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Spokesperson of the Wa’ed Society for Detainees and Freed Detainees,  Abdullah Abu Qandeel, stated on Thursday that the detainees in all Israeli prisons and detention facilities announced a hunger strike and refused to leave their room in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Nakba. He added that the detainees, […]

17 May

Los detenidos palestinos hacen huelga de hambre en conmemoración de la Nakba

May 17, 2008 6:23 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El portavoz de la Asociaci√ɬ≥n Wa’ed para los Detenidos y los Liberados, Abu Abdullah Qandeel, declar√ɬ≥ el jueves que los detenidos de todas las prisiones israel√ɬ≠es y penitenciar√ɬ≠as han anunciado una huelga de hambre y se han negado a salir de su habitaci√ɬ≥n en conmemoraci√ɬ≥n del sexag√ɬ©simo aniversario de la […]

16 May

Christian Residents of Nablus commemorate the Nakba

The Good Shepherd Church in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and the Palestine Forum, held an activity on Wednesday at night commemorating the Nakba. Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, representatives of Private and Governmental Institutions participated in the protest.  The protesters lit candles and carried posters confirming […]

16 May

Residentes Cristianos de Nablus conmemoran la Nakba

May 16, 2008 10:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

La Iglesia del Buen Pastor en la ciudad de Nablus, al norte de Cisjordania, y el Forum Palestino hicieron un acto el mi√ɬ©rcoles por la noche, en conmemoraci√ɬ≥n de la Nakba. Miembros del Consejo Legislativo Palestino, representantes de Instituciones Privadas y Gubernamentales participaron en la protesta. Los que protestaban encendieron […]

16 May

Huelga General, protesta y conmemoraciones de la Nakba en Jerusalén

May 16, 2008 9:47 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Residentes Palestinos de Jerusal√ɬ©n, sus l√ɬ≠deres pol√ɬ≠ticos y sociales, llevaron a cabo una huelga general en la ciudad ocupada de Jerusal√ɬ©n, en conmemoraci√ɬ≥n del 60√ā¬ļ aniversario de la Nakba, mientras los soldados y polic√ɬ≠as Israel√ɬ≠es estaban desplegados intensamente en el √ɬ°reaLos residentes tambi√ɬ©n protestaban por la visita del presidente de […]

16 May

Arab, Israeli students of the Hebrew University hold a protest commemorating the Nakba

The Regional Union of Arab Students in Israeli Universities organized on Thursday a protest at main entrance of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Palestinian disposition, the Nabka. Dozens of Arab and Israeli students of the university participated in the protest and carried Palestinian flags and […]

16 May

Estudiantes israelíes árabes, en protesta en la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén por la Nakba

May 16, 2008 9:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

La Uni√ɬ≥n Regional de Estudiantes √ɬĀrabes en Universidades israel√ɬ≠es organiz√ɬ≥ el jueves una protesta en la entrada principal de la Universidad Hebrea en Jerusal√ɬ©n, para conmemorar el sexag√ɬ©simo aniversario de la cat√ɬ°strofe Palestina, la Nabka. Decenas de estudiantes √ɬ°rabes e israel√ɬ≠es de la universidad participaron en la protesta palestina y […]

16 May

60 Years of the Palestinian Nakba, 60 Years of Ethnic Cleansing

May 15, 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, when Palestinians were forced from their homes and ethnically cleansed en masse in a premeditated and organized campaign carried out by armed Zionist militia.Historical accounts indicate that the forced migration of Palestinians from their homeland had been planned well […]

16 May

Palestinians Commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Catastrophe (Nakba)

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in a number of Palestinians cities, towns, villages and refugee camps to commemorate 60 years of their dispossession by Israel in 1948. The commemoration activities were simultaneously held in the West Bank and inside Israel proper by Palestinian residents of Israel. The organizers […]

16 May

Los Palestinos Conmemoran el 60√ā¬ļ aniversario de la Cat√ɬ°strofe (Nakba)

May 16, 2008 12:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El ej√ɬ©rcito dispara gases lacrim√ɬ≥genos y balas de goma a 100 j√ɬ≥venes que se manifestaban en Qalandia Miles de Palestinos se lanzaron a las calles en varias ciudades, villas, pueblos y campos de refugiados para conmemorar los 60 a√ɬĪos de su desposesi√ɬ≥n por Israel en 1948 Las actividades de conmemoraci√ɬ≥n […]

15 May

President Bush in Israel as Palestinians commemorate their Nakbah

President of the United States, Gorge W.B Bush arrived on Wednesday in Israel to attend the Hebrew state’s celebrations of the establishment of Israel on historical Palestine in 1948. Leaders of the Hebrew state were in reception of Bush, when the latter’s plane landed in the Ben Gurion airport in […]

15 May

El Presidente Bush en Israel mientras los Palestinos conmemoran su Nakbah

May 15, 2008 1:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El Presidente de los Estados Unidos, George W.B. Bush lleg√ɬ≥ el mi√ɬ©rcoles a Israel para asistir a las celebraciones del Estado Hebreo por el establecimiento de Israel en la Palestina hist√ɬ≥rica, en 1948. Los l√ɬ≠deres del Estado Hebreo estaban esperando a Bush, cuando el avi√ɬ≥n de este ultimo aterriz√ɬ≥ en […]

15 May

The West Bank: Israeli troops attack Palestinian peaceful protests marking the 60th Nakba

The Israeli army attacked on Wednesday three Palestinian peaceful demonstrations in several parts of the West Bank, a number of injured was reported. The protests took place near the northern West Bank cities of Tulkarem and Nablus in addition to one protest near Ramallah city, they were organized to mark […]

15 May

Cisjordania:las tropas israelíes atacan protestas pacíficas por el 60 aniversario de la Nakba

May 15, 2008 1:26 AM Ghassan Bannoura News Report 0

El ej√ɬ©rcito israel√ɬ≠ atac√ɬ≥ el mi√ɬ©rcoles tres manifestaciones pac√ɬ≠ficas palestinas en varias partes de Cisjordania, y se tiene constancia de un n√ɬļmero de heridos.Las protestas tuvieron lugar cerca del norte de Cisjordania, en las ciudades de Tulkarem y Nablus, adem√ɬ°s de una protesta cerca de la ciudad de Ramala, que […]

09 May

Bethlehem: hundreds mark the 60th Nakba by carrying the largest key in the world

At least 700 Palestinians from the southern West Bank district marched on Thursday side by side next to the largest key in the world to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nakba √Ę‚ā¨‚Äú catastrophe-. Today’s event, which was organized by the Palestinian Committee for commemorating the 60th Nakba year, started […]

11 Apr

Belfast Mural commemorates 60th Anniversary of Deir Yassin and Nakba

A mural commemorating the Sixtieth anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre and the Palestinian Nakba was on Friday unveiled in the predominantly Nationalist area of the Falls Road, located in West Belfast, Northern Ireland.The mural, produced by local community artist √Ę‚ā¨ňúDanny D√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘ was painted on the so-called √Ę‚ā¨ňúInternational Wall√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘ on […]

11 Apr

Un mural en Belfast conmemora el 60 aniversario de Deir Yassin y Nakba

April 11, 2008 9:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Un mural para conmemorar el 60 aniversario de la masacre de Deir Yassin y de la palestina Nakba fue inaugurado el viernes en una zona predominantemente nacionalista de Falls Road, situada en West Belfast, en Irlanda del Norte.El muro, elaborado por un lugare√ɬĪo artista comunista √ā¬īDanny D√ā¬ī fue pintado sobre […]

16 May

A double Nakba in Gaza

My pen is bleeding, my hand is shaking, my heart is sighing and my mind is stuffed with the bitter experiences of the past 14 months. The latest is today’s anniversary of the Palestinian catastrophe (Nakba); today is a double Nakba. My ideas are scrambled; however, I must rein them […]

16 May

In Tulkarem, residents march on Nakba day, demand end of internal clashes

Thousands of residents and officials marched on Tuesday in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the “Nakba”, when the historic Palestine was captured in 1948 and thousands of Palestinians were displaced.The protesters carried Palestinian and black flags and carried posters demanding the implementation […]

15 May

Bethlehem Commemorate 59 anniversary of Al-Nakba

Palestinians in Bethlehem commemorate the 59 anniversary of the expulsion of the Palestinians people in 1948 by Jewish group and the destruction of their villages.Palestinians in Bethlehem commemorate the 59 anniversary of the expulsion of the Palestinians people in 1948 by Jewish group and the destruction of their villages. On […]

02 May

Palestinians start preparations to commemorate the ‚ÄúNakba‚ÄĚ

The National Committee for Commemorating the Nakba Day (cataclysm) along with several national and Islamic factions in the occupied territories, the Refugees’ Affairs Department, the Palestinian Coalition for the Right of Return, the Popular campaign Against The Wall, the Palestinian Agricultural Relief, and the Network of non-governmental Organization started their […]

06 Feb

January 27 was Nakba minus 108 days

When in the course of human events, repeated outrages are inflicted on a particular segment of humanity, it behooves those witnessing such conduct to denounce it straightforwardly and, should the witnesses be those in whose name the outrage is being committed, to dissociate themselves from the perpetrators categorically and unconditionally.When […]

17 May

Palestinians mark Nakba ‘catastrophe’ day

Palestinians have been marking the worst day in their history – the day of Israel’s creation – determined to lift damaging economic sanctions and warning that Israeli unilateralism could kill a two-state solution. The commemoration of the 58th anniversary of the "catastrophe" or Nakba in Arabic came as the Palestinian […]

16 May

Israeli Activists bring Jerusalem’s Palestinian history to life for Nakba Day

Neta Rotem, a 23-year-old student, stood near the cashier’s windows at the Jerusalem Theater. Dozens hurried by her to the ceremony awarding poet Nurit Zarhi the Yehuda Amihai lifetime achievement prize. Rotem handed them brochures, of which one side said, "remember the cacti you used to see on hikes? They […]

15 May

On the anniversary of Al Nakba Israeli High Court upholds anti-Palestinian ruling

On the anniversary of Al Nakba, the Catastrophe, the Israeli High Court upheld a law over the weekend which specifically prohibits any Palestinian with West Bank identification from living with their spouses and children inside Israeli borders. The Israelis consider Jerusalem to be inside their borders as well. Hundreds of […]

03 May

May 3: 58th Anniversary of ‘the Catastrophe’: Al Nakba

The entire debate between the old and the new historians revolves round the question of moral responsibility for the consequences of the first Arab-Israeli war. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be here although the subject of this session – the Palestinian catastrophe (Nakba) — is a tragic […]