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Human Rights: More on Nakba

Single democratic state in historic Palestine, take two: A new Palestinian initiative seeks to revive the PLO's old-time strategy, abandoned following the Oslo Accords.

This is what Israel almost constantly does, attack civilians in Gaza and West Bank for being Palestinian.
This is what Israel almost constantly does, attack civilians in Gaza and West Bank for being Palestinian.

(BETHLEHEM) - "On the night of 22-23 May 1948, a week after the declaration of the State of Israel, the Palestinian coastal village of Tantura (population 1,500) was attacked and occupied by the Israeli army. The village, about 35 kilometers from Haifa, lay within the area assigned to Israel under the UN General Assembly's partition resolution. In its occupation, depopulation, subsequent destruction, and seizure of all its lands by Israel, the fate of Tantura was similar to that of more than 400 other Palestinian villages during the 1948 war. But it also shared with some two score of these villages the additional agony of a large scale massacre of its inhabitants."

For the first time since 1948 the children and grandchildren of the refugees can see their homeland from which their fathers were expelled. When they tried to return in 1948, they were shot dead as 'infiltrators'. Now the father and his children can see Palestine as it was in 1948. They can fly over it, but only in preparation for the day when they will actually walk over its soil and recover their patrimony. Click this link: http://www.plands.org/maps/flightpaths.html

Alnakba History (English)

Zionists plan to colonize Palestine in 1899 NY Times

Zochrot is a group that does excellent work in education among Israeli Jews and others about the Nakba (Catasstrophe of ethnic cleansing). For example they just added video interviews with Isreali soldiers who were there as they were committing massacres and war crimes. It is available in English, Arabic, and Hebrew. "We, Zochrot, want to enable a different, alternative memory to the hegemonic memory. A memory that is not aggressive and destructive, that does not erase. We want to create sites of commemoration that will allow for the discovery of a another face to this landscape."

Two great films
-The Gatekeepers: Six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secretive
internal security service, have spoken out as a group for the first time
and are making stunning revelations.
Stones Cry Out by Yasmine Perne The Stones Cry Out (
http://www.TheStonesCryOutmovie.com) [We watched this in Bethlehem as part
of Nakba events in our area].
Relevant to this see Palestinian Christians Struggle with Israeli
Occupation by Father Johnny Abu Khalil

More Recent Nakba events videos

Single democratic state in historic Palestine, take two: A new Palestinian
initiative seeks to revive the PLO's old-time strategy, abandoned following
the Oslo Accords. It includes Israel's Jewish population, but without
calling them by name

Catastrophic thinking: Did Ben-Gurion try to rewrite history?: The file in
the state archives contains clear evidence that the researchers at the time
did not paint the full picture of Israel's role in creating the Palestinian
refugee problem.By Shay Hazkani

Mazin Qumsiyeh


Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine since 1999. He previously held a similar position at Duke University. Professor Qumsiyeh has authored over 110 scientific papers in areas of mammalogy, biology, and medicine including mammalian biology and evolution, clinical genetics, and cancer research. He has published over 100 letters to the editor and 30 op-ed pieces in International, national, regional and local papers on issues ranging from politics to environmental issues. His appearances in national media included the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC, among others. He is the founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-President of the Middle East Genetics Association, and Prof. Qumsiyeh won the Jallow activism award from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is author of “Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle” and just published “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment.” Visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more: qumsiyeh.org.



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